in the gym last night and got chatting to one of the PT's and after a discussion he reccommended that i gave hypertrophy/endurance training a try in order to gain muscle rather than strength. he isn't the biggest of guys, there are definitely bigger/bulkier/more muscular looking guys in there, but he says he can more often than not out lift/push most of them (i know for a fact he can bench 150kg) - so i believe him. he is a lot stronger than he looks. anyway, he said he now trains more with lighter weights and much higher reps (10-14 reps) rather than going in and training with really heavy weights for lower reps. he says he hardly ever trains now with max weights or to increase his one rep max, but says that he is still able to if need be. before his change of routine he would bench around 135kg, then went onto the endurance/hypertrophy side of things and with the reduced weight and higher reps he thought there was no way he would get near to his 135kg bench, but infact he blew it out the water with 150kg. he is strict with the time between sets (about 35 seconds rest), which trains his body to have more endurance. I found this on a website earlier which was basically what he was saying "Or in other words, if you consistently train with low reps, heavy weights, with a lot of rest time, your body will adapt by being strong for one short burst, but will then require a decent rest period." So yeah, i am thinking of giving it a go, with the idea of building a better core, ripping the muscles more, getting more blood into them etc. i found this workout online, which is a mix of hypertrophy and strength, called the "savage 4x4" - The Savage 4x4: Strength/Hypertrophy Hybrid Workout | Muscle & Strength Has anyone else done something similar to this before?