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Is there a difference between gaining muscle mass and building strength?

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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery
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In brief: Yes there are

Strength training programs develop your ability to activate current muscle mass, while promoting slight size increases.
Muscle-building programs focus on resistance-training induced intramuscular damage which results in increased fiber diameter and subsequent muscle growth after recovery occurs.

In brief: Yes there are

Strength training programs develop your ability to activate current muscle mass, while promoting slight size increases.
Muscle-building programs focus on resistance-training induced intramuscular damage which results in increased fiber diameter and subsequent muscle growth after recovery occurs.
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