Originally Posted by lewdog_5
Yes I am aware of the types of hypertrophy and I should have clarified my post. If we are talking about the most efficient way to gain muscle, one should focus most of their routine on gaining strength for their main lifts in the low to medium rep ranges. I do not discount higher reps sets, especially for certain exercises and I include them in my training as well. However, too many guys do high rep sets with flys and cable crossovers or machines and wonder why they can't gain muscle. Consistent strength progress in lower rep ranges 1-6 (with main lifts), which is what you should build your workout around, will be the most efficient way to gain muscle. Not saying they are the only things you should do or that only lifting heavy on everything is the way to go.
The guardian can chime in too as he obviously is a beast and has been around the iron a decent amount of time and has far more strength than I ever will.
No, I agree with you. Getting more weight under the bar is absolutely the best way to build strength, which is the best way to grow muscle. I rarely go over 5 reps and I'm happy with my results. I was just saying that hypertrophy can serve a purpose for some people.