Ultimate HYPERTROPHY BIBLE MUSCLE GROWTH
Hypertrophy is the scientific word to describe muscle growth. In the modern world of fitness, having a nice, scientific sounding, name gives you instant ‘street cred’. It sounds much better to say that you are in a ‘hypertrophy phase’ than to say that you are training to get ‘swole’ or ‘jacked AF!’ But, really, that is what we are talking about; optimum hypertrophy training refers to a program aimed at increasing the size of your muscles as much as possible.
Muscle hypertrophy is the thickening of the muscle fibers via a process called muscle protein synthesis. The main stimulus for muscle protein synthesis is resistance training (nutrition can also trigger this), as resistance training can increase muscle protein synthesis by optimising several pathways.