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❗️