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(#252) What's the difference between training for maximum muscular development and true strength training? Yes, this is often misunderstood.

Thanks to a great question from Ian (one of our loyal listeners to the podcast), I wanted to answer this question in detail - especially since I'm a former bodybuilder.

While it's true that resistance exercise will provide gains in strength and muscle, the way we manipulate training variables has a great deal to do with maximizing results in either area.

I'll explain the key differences.

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In general, the image below depicts differences between training for maximizing muscle mass versus training to maximize strength gains.

There's more to it than this, but this represents a fundamental overview of where the differences begin.

The evidence is highly suggestive that volume plays a key role in muscular development and there is still much more to be learned about volume-based periodization strategies.

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