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Unread 09-11-2014, 03:18 AM
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Default Size vs strength rep range question

First of all, yes I have read it :P

http://www.bodyrecomposition.com/mus...al-growth.html

Secondly, the question. Say you have two identical twins, lets call them Bill and Ben, both have the same diet, stress levels, determination, etc. Not even Sapolski could point out the differences between these two fellows.

They both do the GBR. Bill of them does it in the rep range of 3-5, and Ben does it in the rep range of 5-8. They have both been training for 4 years.

Given the differences in rep ranges, Bill should be a better power lifter, and Ben should be bigger.

Now if Bill decided to switch to 5-8, and after a few months he was lifting the same weight in the 5-8 range as Ben, would Bill be as big as Ben?
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Unread 09-11-2014, 03:56 AM
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If Bill manages to completely catch up with Ben in hypertrophy range training in a mere matter of months, is Bill truly no greater than equal to Ben?
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Unread 09-11-2014, 05:47 AM
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There are almost no winner situation in questions X vs. Y
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Unread 09-11-2014, 07:38 AM
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This is more relevant to the thread title than the post itself, but the school of thought these days is that if total training volume is matched between people doing different rep ranges/number of sets, there shouldn't be much difference in terms of hypertrophy.

E.g.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xTDapcklnV8
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bRevyyFM82w
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Unread 09-11-2014, 08:33 AM
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Let's say you have two twins. One is stupid and continues to ask questions that start with "Let's say you have two twins". The other is not stupid does not do such.
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