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What Is Hypertrophy Training and where can I buy some?

What Is Hypertrophy Training and where can I buy some?

Over the last few months, I've heard a lot about Hypertrophy Training. You listen to bodybuilders talk about it while manually shaking their protein. ( I know, who still does that, right?)

 Well, what is, and where can I buy some?

 Hypertrophy training is essentially a method of training with the object to build muscle. Muscle hypertrophy is a scientific term for the growth and increase of the size of muscle cells.

With this training method, your focus solely on building muscle, NOT strength or endurance training ( ego lifting is not considered a form of exercise).

If strength training is moving the weight from point A to B as efficiently as possible, Hypertrophy Training is moving the weight as inefficiently as possible. The objective is to focus on muscle contraction, Time under tension if you will. Do not focus on lifting the heaviest weight possible that is not the point here; focus more on making the muscle work on every rep.

 

Over the last few months, I've heard a lot about Hypertrophy Training. You listen to bodybuilders talk about it while manually shaking their protein. ( I know, who still does that, right?)

 Well, what is, and where can I buy some?

 Hypertrophy training is essentially a method of training with the object to build muscle. Muscle hypertrophy is a scientific term for the growth and increase of the size of muscle cells.

With this training method, your focus solely on building muscle, NOT strength or endurance training ( ego lifting is not considered a form of exercise).

If strength training is moving the weight from point A to B as efficiently as possible, Hypertrophy Training is moving the weight as inefficiently as possible. The objective is to focus on muscle contraction, Time under tension if you will. Do not focus on lifting the heaviest weight possible that is not the point here; focus more on making the muscle work on every rep.

 

There are plenty of articles floating around that explain this concept in detail, but the basics are as follows:

  • You have to eat a lot. Clean eating as usual, but a high amount of calories. Daily intake of about 4000 calories is not uncommon, but experiment with what works for you.
  • Your rep range has to be optimized to between 8-12 for most exercises.
  • You have to focus. This is not the time to half-ass your workouts. You have to push yourself to breaking point, anything less your body is already used to. Your weight has to be around 70-80% your one rep MAX.