Training for size and training for strength are two different approaches to exercise that have different goals and require different types of workouts. Here’s a brief overview of the main differences between the two:
Training for size (also known as hypertrophy training):
- The goal of training for size is to increase muscle mass through a combination of strength training and nutrition.
- Training for size typically involves using moderate to high reps (8-12 reps per set) with moderate to heavy weights.
- Rest periods between sets are generally shorter (30-60 seconds) to help keep the intensity high.
Training for strength:
- The goal of training for strength is to increase the amount of weight that can be lifted for a given exercise.
- Training for strength typically involves using low reps (1-5 reps per set) with very heavy weights.
- Rest periods between sets are generally longer (2-5 minutes) to allow for adequate recovery.
Both training for size and training for strength can be effective approaches to exercise, and the best approach will depend on your individual goals and needs.