Strength training and hypertrophic training are two types of ways that you can build muscle and strength, but each has very different training protocols and outcomes. At The Blueprint LA we utilize both approaches to training during our 4-6 week programs and you will see them integrated into our programs on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Strength training involves the use of heavier weights and fewer repetitions, while hypertrophic training focuses more on volume and lighter weights with a focus on aerobic conditioning.
Strength training is optimal for those looking to build strength and develop strong, powerful muscles. Strength training involves working with heavy weights and fewer repetitions, usually between 3 and 6, to cause maximum muscle fiber recruitment and development. While all of our classes at 60 min, the time spent focusing on the strength component of your training will usually be shorter and intense in order to maintain proper form, allowing you to lift heavier weights. Picture this happening during barbell back squats, barbell bench press and on BPLA’s favorite, deadlift day!
Hypertrophic training, on the other hand, focuses on increasing the size of the muscle by putting it through a range of high volume exercises and lighter weights. In hypertrophic training, you are typically doing 8-12 repetitions and working with lighter weights to increase the time under tension and encourage growth.
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