Strength is neuromuscular in nature. For strength to increase, the muscle must grow larger and/or the CNS must become more proficient. For the CNS to become more proficient, it requires repetition (practice). Repetition will produce two things: Growth and resistance to the growth stimulus. The more repetition there is, the greater and quicker the adaptation occurs, the sooner the muscle stops growing. Simultaneously, strength increases. Strength may continue to increase even when muscle growth stops. For two lifters of equal size, the skillful lifter has the ability to lift heavier than the green lifter only because of the proficiency he has developed at lifting the weight. Conversely, the green lifter has the ability to grow much faster than the skillful lifter. Catch 22 again. HST understands the catch 22 and adopts a method to render skilled lifters sensitive like the green ones with Strategic Deconditioning. In effect, HST implicitly restricts strength increases in order to allow continued growth. Strength will increase but only proportionately with muscle growth. Then, when the lifter has attained his size goal, he may resume strength training to continue to increase strength. We may conclude falsely that the stronger we are, the more resistant we are to the growth stimulus. Instead, it's not the strength level that determines how resistant we are, it's the method we use to increase our strength levels that determines how resistant we are.