When gym goers head to the rack to lift weights, there’s normally a number of reasons why they’re doing it. It could be to enhance their general health, to increase their speed, or to enhance their endurance and explosiveness.
However out of all the possible reasons listed, there are usually two prominent ones: To increase their muscle size, or to get strong.
And that is where strength vs hypertrophy training comes in.
Depending on your overall fitness and lifting goals will depend on whether you should be favouring one over the other, or whether you should be combining both and it’s something you should know before you next hit the weights room.