I see some people advocte higher rep ranges when training for muscle size as opposed to training for pure strength. I always throught that the both were the same expect when training for size diet was alot more important than if you were traing for pure strenght. Because when training for strength you are not botherd about your weight but when training for muscle size then you are eating to put on the pounds of muscle.
So do the rep ranges actualy make much of a difference. Iv seen guys with great bodys who only train as if it was for strength. Like 3 rep sets on bench and overhead press.
Can someone actualy give me a difinative answer as to what rep ranges are better for muscle growth?
And can you do both in the same workout for example i do this for my chest
5 x 3 reps set of flat bench press with a very heavy weight, slowly uping the weight each week.
Pure strength training as my bench is pathetic and i want to increase it.
Then i do 3 x 6 to 8 reps of incline dumbell press. This pure bodybuilding training.
Then i do a similar thing for over head press. The i do
3 x 6 to 8 dips
Can you combine Hypertrophy and strength training together in this way to get the best of both worlds?
Also if there is a connection to rep range and hypertrophy does this mean that supersets and triple drop set and all that actually work. Because i had dissmissed these as out of date rubbish thinking that just streight heavy sets was better.