I'm familiar with the general idea of adaptation and super compensation, and the loss of strength if your body doesn't feel you need it anymore because the increased load isn't present.
I've been strength training for a while, and have generally rolled my eyes at body builders doing isolation work on machines. I joke with my friends that "every day is bicep and chest day" for those guys.
But I'm about to hop off a 12 week 5x5 Bill Starr program and would like to mix in something else just to break up the routine a bit. I was considering doing the compound lifts in the hypertrophy rep-range as opposed to the strength/power range. I don't want to make it a main stay of my training, but I thought it would be a fun way to train different with different goals and results for a few months.
If I train for hypertrophy for a few months, do I lose that size (eventually) when switching back to strength/power?
Personal experience would be fine, but if there's any research available that would be great too.