HYPERTROPHY

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❗️

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Are Sports Drinks Healthy?

So which one is better for us. Sports drinks or Fresh Young Coconuts?

Here we have slick advertising & big business marketing at its best!

PowerAde & Gatorade drinks are full of artificial nasties!! Colourings, flavourings, additives, processed sugar & sodium chloride…

Seriously YUCK!!

These things are all known to cause digestion issues & are not much better than soda in my opinion.

Just because sportsmen are getting paid to drink them does not mean they are healthy or optimal.

These drinks are completely synthetic based & come from a laboratory!

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How Much Protein Should I Eat?

People are often quite surprised to hear about the increase in required Protein by the body if you lift weights with any real intensity (& that can include body weight & boot camp type exercise).

When we exercise or lift weight we break down muscle tissue, what repairs muscle tissue you ask?? Protein does!

After you finish a workout you are actually weaker than when you started, what you do (rest & eat)between leaving the gym & coming back for your next workout will determine how quickly you move forward with the results everyone wants.

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