Therefore, adding muscle to your triceps via extension will likely lead to improvements in the bench press IF you combine the new muscle with associated movements.
But thats what I did and my bench didn’t go up.
[quote]It will necessitate non-contractile hypertrophy
That is simply not true at all. There CAN be non-contractile hypertrophy, but it is not necessary or even necessary likely when looking at a holistic program that is combining many elements, along with manipulating diet and other factors to keep this from happening. [/quote]
Nothing to do with that. More reps and volume= increased glycogen storage, capillary proliferation, nutrient delivery systems, mitochondrial hypertrophy.
A person with more LBM is almost always going to be stronger and the reason why elite powerlifters are strong in a general sense is in large part because of the muscle mass they have and how that muscle mass is distributed (please see the triceps/back/etc. of dieted down HW and SHW PLers). This has little to do with the % they lifted at and much to do with the muscle mass they have.
You’ve obviously never seen a skinny dude destroy a big guy or are in denial. It is like watching poetry in motion.
I always laugh when I see skinny dudes at the squat rack warming up with some big guy’s max next to him (and it fortunately happens alot).
Using pictures of pro powerlifters to show the correlations between mass and strength is like me using pictures of Barry Bonds to show the correlations between eating Wheaties and popping 70 a season. Stop watching youtube vids and go look in a real gym.
Further, I’d pick a strongman with equal LBM over a PLer any day for being “strong as shit” in general (in being able to be strong on any given movement).
Then you’d better have an emergency fund in the bank
[quote]All athletes have a transfer period, not just the ones who lift over 85%. Doesn’t have anything to do with being strong.
This response doesn’t even make sense to what I said, but you’re right about it not having anything to do with being strong because the improvements are not associated with any transferable strength gains.[/quote]
You tried using it to prove neural efficiency isn’t transferable, but you forgot the ones who don’t lift over 85% still undergo this adaptation stage. So what’s your excuse for their contractile non-transferability?