Muscle and strength, the two go together like peanut butter and chocolate.
Usually, the two should grow together. As you get stronger you should be getting bigger and vice versa but it doesn’t always happen that way. Some people do get stronger without getting much bigger. I’ve also known some people who are pretty big but they are not nearly as strong as their smaller gym rat buddies. So what gives?
The latest research has suggested that while building muscle and strength are similar, they might have slightly different root causes. Knowing this difference may be the key towards dialing in your training to maximize the results you want.