Hypertrophy training involves the building of new muscle and can be broken down into a few different methods. The practice is utilized by most athletes at some point in their training, but for hypertrophy training to be practical, you must know how to support it. Certain diet and lifestyle habits must be undertaken to properly support hypertrophy. The practice is not just for athletes, though; hypertrophy training can help alleviate health ailments, as well.

1. What is Hypertrophy?

Hypertrophy is the process of new muscle tissue development. Muscle hypertrophy is a crucial training process for every athlete and weightlifter. There are two forms of hypertrophy: sarcoplasmic hypertrophy and myofibril hypertrophy. Both types play a critical role in building muscle.

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