WHAT IS HYPERTROPHY? Today i start a series of posts on Hypertrophy, to start the series I guess we should discuss what Hypertrophy really is & how it happens.
HYPERTROPHY PART 1. Hypertrophy is an enlargement of the actual muscle fibres. There are two ways to create hypertrophy, one is through tension (mechanical stress on the muscle). The other way is through cell swelling. Tension causes myofibril hypertrophy, enlargement of the cross sectional area of the myosin & fibrils. Cell swelling causes sarcoplasmic hypertrophy, as Arnold so famously called it..the pump❗️
When it comes to cardio for FAT LOSS i’m personally not a fan of doing or asking my clients to do cardio first thing in the morning before eating, some people love it & tolerate it well.
Others like myself, it makes me feel like i’m forcing myself to it do it with low energy & i often feel pretty sluggish for the rest of the day, it is actually quite a stress on our physiology to train with any intensity & duration without a balanced supply of blood sugars circulating the system.