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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❗️
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.
Winter tends to bring more cold & flu type sypmtoms for a lot of people so i thought i would do a list of things to both consider & ways to nurture your immune system!
Nurture your Immune System
The immune system keeps a lookout on our internal environment for pathogens, antigens, infections & toxins floating around that shouldn’t be there to kill them off
110 Billion dollars is spent on fast food a year, a little bit of nonsense repeated for only a few years can wipe out hundreds of years of truth when it comes to what we should & should not eat, things that come with a used by date longer than a week in a packet-jar-or box are most likely not going to support a healthy immune system or vitality in general.