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Training for Muscle Building


Getting Stronger and Larger

Hypertrophy is a biological process that occurs in muscles in response to consistent and progressive exercise. Basically, when you exercise, you’re creating small tears in your muscle fibers. Your body then repairs these tears, making the muscles stronger and larger—a process called hypertrophy.

There are two types of hypertrophy: sarcoplasmic and myofibrillar. Sarcoplasmic hypertrophy is an increase in the volume of the fluid and non-contractile parts of the muscle fiber. It results in a larger, more rounded muscle with less defined muscle separation. Myofibrillar hypertrophy, on the other hand, is an increase in the size and number of the contractile units within the muscle fiber. It results in a denser, more compact muscle with greater muscle separation.

Hypertrophy can be achieved through various resistance training exercises and techniques, including weightlifting, bodyweight exercises, and high-intensity interval training. In order to achieve hypertrophy, it’s important to consistently challenge your muscles with progressively heavier weights or more advanced exercises. Adequate rest and a balanced diet are also essential for muscle growth and recovery.

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