In real life, you can usually expect that pure mass does bring a certain advantage in terms of potential power (to an extent), but it's not a set rule; muscle tissue can swell with fluid without gaining additional functional mass, in a process known as "sarcoplasmic hypertrophy". Myofibrils, the functional proteins within muscles, are a fairly compact subcellular component thinner than the human eye can detect.
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- While hypertrophy is an increase in cell size due to functional demand (or trophic signal), usually this comes about due to an increase strain on the muscle fibres which react by increasing their myofibril content. When steroids, formulas or special diets are used, they typically cause an increase in the water retention within the cell, because this occurs far more quickly than the production of proteins due to stimuli over time, and the faster you can get someone to gain muscle, the more of your product you'll sell. This is what is meant by sarcoplasmic hypertrophy in this context. Sarcoplasmic hypertrophy is a bit of a misnoma (the sarcoma is another subcellular component) and isn't used outside of weight training circles. Acquiring anything more than a transient amount of "sarcoplasmic hypertrophy" is very bad for your health, and if you are taking anything that causes this, go see your local doctor and stop using aformentioned product