If you said, “strength training involves stimulating the neuromuscular system for max force production; training for size, or hypertrophy, involves micro-damaging the muscles to instigate growth,” you’d be on the right track. Of course, that's not say the two are mutually exclusive.
“Increases in strength must occur to help induce hypertrophy,” explains Eric Emig, personal trainer and co-founder of Evolution Fitness in St. Louis.
So yeah, you need to build some strength before you get really huge. But if your ultimate goal is to simply get jacked, there's a clear method to the weight room madness. Learn these workout pointers to get on the right track, and then put it all together with the workouts in this list.