And now, for the meat of this newsletter. So far, I’ve written about health, flexibility, and other topics, but not about muscle building, so let’s talk about that.
The scientific term for muscle building is “hypertrophy.” There are two different types of hypertrophy:
Here is the difference: with myofibrillar hypertrophy, the actual muscle fibers get bigger. This usually happens with training protocols that involve lifting heavy weights (70–100% of 1 repetition maximum) for low numbers of repetitions (5 or…