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If I focus only in strength training I tend not to gain much size and if I stop doing core lifts for even I week, I tend to lose the 1RM numbers quite easily. Therefore I am looking to develop a routine to hit muscle twice a week focusing on increasing the strength on core lifts while doing accessories for hypertrophy.

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Okey lemme explain, I have had my first powerlifting meet last year, I was in the 64kg category.

Now some weeks prior to this, I started to train 1RM and eating plenty. I gained a few kgs and also my strength gain was decent, but I didn't look as though I had gained much extra muscle, it was just overall increase in bodyweight. That's why I like high volume training for increased hypertrophy, the increase in muscle mass gain is more prominent, specially in small groups like delts or biceps, therefore am looking for the benefits of both types of training.

  • How do you know that you gain so much less size by following a strength routine? Building muscle takes years, I find it interesting that you are able to make such an observation – Raditz_35 Mar 24 at 8:18
  • I am more concerned with strength loss if I stick to pure bodybuilding style routine,but if I follow only strength types like madcow or candito then my hypertrophy is not so much as my weight doesn't vary much neither do I feel the volume is as High. – sagnik das Mar 24 at 9:36
  • Body weight gain has something to do with how much you eat, doesn't it? If you don't gain much weight following a certain routine, you are not eating enough. If you are gaining mostly fat, you are either eating too much or do something wrong in the gym, but what you are saying doesn't make much sense to me – Raditz_35 Mar 24 at 11:23
  • Okey lemme explain,I have had my first powerlifting meet last year,I was in 64kg category,now some weeks prior to this,I started to train 1RM and eating plenty.I gained a few kgs and also my strength gain was decent,but I didn't look as i have gained extra muscles much,it was just overall increase in bw,that's why I like high volume training for increased hypertrophy,the increase in muscle mass gain is more prominent, specially in small groups like delts or biceps, therefore am looking for the benefits of both types of training. – sagnik das Mar 24 at 12:16
  • I see, best include this via edit in your original post. – Raditz_35 Mar 24 at 12:27

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