I realize the title of this article will be a bit of a turn-off for diehard lovers of iron. If you’re one of those guys who thinks anything outside of plates on a bar is blaspheme, give me five minutes to convince you otherwise. Skeletal muscle hypertrophy holds value from a strength, body composition, and especially from a bodybuilding perspective. A muscle rarely increases in size without strength following. The more muscle you carry, the more calories you burn, hence the improved body composition factor (unless your diet is awful). And finally, yes, bodybuilding success is very much tied to muscularity.