hey everyone, iv been weight training for only weels now and have been reading articles whitch ive found very good, but could sombody explain what hypertrophy training is please
Muscle hypertrophy is the increase of the size of muscle cells.
so its training for bigger stronger muscles.
Muscular hypertrophy can be increased through strength training and other short duration, high intensity anaerobic exercises, although those kind of exercises have little effect strengthening the muscles involved in respiration. Lower intensity, longer duration aerobic exercise generally does not result in very effective tissue hypertrophy.
Most of the time when people say they are working for maximum hypertrophy, they mean they are lifting heavy weight for lowish reps.
Last edited by Krazor; 03-15-2010 at 03:09 PM.
Other popular training goals include:
- Mass (bodyweight)
- Body Composition (bodyfat percentage)
- Bodybuilding (Hypertrophy/body composition)
- Strength (powerlifting)
- Weight Loss (bodyweight)
- Athletic Performance (strength, conditioning, flexibility)