Takes longer to aquire. But goes away faster Misunderstanding again... The stage where hypertrophy is the primary means of strength increase is after a period of learning. If you read a lot of this stuff, like Komi and Enoka, Siff, etc. For some odd reason, the largest percentage of strength comes from neural coordination for beginners, then intermediates find it from hypertrophy, then advanced seems to gain slower but most is from neural and coordination fine tuning. Exactly. That's why I wanted to throw it out, then all your left with is hypertrophy. Unless one is competing, just gaining strength isn't as important. It's about all that's left. You have coordination/neural and you have physical hypertrophic changes. Without significant hypertrophy, all you have is a way to display more strength through coordination of the lift.