Originally Posted by Jdsm
Because using sub-maximal weight can still allow you to apply the same amount of force that you would be applying to a heavier weight. So doing speedwork with say 65% of your 1RM, you can still apply the same amount of force to that weight that you could to a much heavier weight by focusing on a very explosive concentric. Obviously you aren't going to see massive strength gains with only speed work, but speed work is going to improve your strength gains in the presence of strength training too.
So with heavier training and sub-max speed work, you'll see it translates into better strength gains. Then with increased strength gains, it's going to allow for more overload on your hypertrophy days. If you were doing purely the typical hypertrophy rep range 8-12, then strength progression is going to be much slower; the incorporation of strength specific workouts, with additional speed work allows for more progression on hypertrophy days. Hope that makes more sense mate
JDSM, read the link you gave me on the other post and remember you said you train upper 3x and lower 2x week. Do you do a day of strength work and day of hypertrophy work? Just wondering how you program your workouts.