Strength phases aren't just about lifting heavier, they’re an essential part of training for hypertrophy (muscle building)! Your central nervous system adapts to handling more weight, improving your neural drive. This means you can recruit more muscle fibres and lift heavier for more reps.
Focusing on low-rep, high-weight sets will not only build muscle but also hones your form and technique. You'll perfect your lifts and lay the foundation for future progress.
Lower reps require maximum effort from your muscles. Your body recruits a higher percentage of available muscle fibres to handle the load, resulting in more muscle engagement.
When you return to hypertrophy phases, you'll find that lifting heavier weights for more reps feels more achievable. The new strength you have gained will translate into lifting heavier weights with ease, creating a powerful stimulus for muscle growth.
Remember, progress isn't always linear. Embrace the journey, respect your body's limits, and celebrate every milestone, no matter how small.