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comment Need to gain strength to gain muscle?
At the time I wrote this question, no. I did a hypertrophy oriented isolation workout, and it worked great for me. I gained a lot of muscle. But then I stalled. For the last couple of months I've done mostly compound barbell lifts instead with fewer reps, and I'm making good progress.
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comment Better for arm growth to train arms on the same day as squats?
@michael: Thank you for that reference.
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comment Better for arm growth to train arms on the same day as squats?
Some great recommendations, but I can't comment on it all due to the limit of the comment box. Regarding the question in my post: My understanding is that since squats and deadlifts activate such large parts of the body at once, they trigger a release of hormones in the body (unlike most other exercises, which I hardly break a sweat from doing); and it makes sense to me that one should exercise body parts one wants to grow at this time, rather than a day or two later. This is the question to which I'd like a clear "yes", "it doesn't matter" or "no one knows".
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comment Need to gain strength to gain muscle?
This is precisely what I wanted to know! That "stair stepping" method sounds interesting, and I think I will employ it.
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comment Need to gain strength to gain muscle?
But I am! I reach failure within 12-6 repetitions on the weights I'm using. The problem is my strength is increasing very slowly (I have no idea about mass - that's not really noticeable in short term). But perhaps I should focus on building strength for a while before I continue with (sarcoplasmic) hypertrophy.
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comment Need to gain strength to gain muscle?
Neither of those programs are geared toward hypertrophy though. And your chart clearly states that hypertrophy lies in the interval around 10 repetitions.
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comment Need to gain strength to gain muscle?
I don't think this answers my bolded question. Apparently people can be strong without being large, but can the converse hold? Can you build muscle efficiently despite not gaining strength quickly? (Regarding compound exercises: that's a question for another thread, but I'm already doing most of the exercises you listed.)
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