More Support For Myo And Effective Reps

Discussion in 'Hypertrophy-Specific Training (HST)' started by Old and Grey, Jul 26, 2018.

  1. NWlifter

    NWlifter Active Member

    Are you thinking BFR increases that factor, but never 'finishes' with donation and myo-fibrilliar increases?
     
  2. Jester

    Jester Well-Known Member

    More or less. There may well be a stressor related to load that’s part of the process too. The reason muscles grow bigger is to become stronger.
     
  3. NWlifter

    NWlifter Active Member

    I think, and it's a subtle difference, muscles add fibrils in response to the deficit (threat to survival) that was induced 'per fiber/MU' from what was just 'done', they add more fibrils so 'if' you repeated that, they would take some of the work and the deficit would be less the next time (less survival threat). I don't think they grow to make us stronger so we can do 'more' but so if we do that again, it won't 'weaken' us as much. Did that make sense?
     
  4. Jester

    Jester Well-Known Member

    Muscles grow to make us stronger in order that we are weakened less by given stressor ;)
     
  5. NWlifter

    NWlifter Active Member

    Hey you said the same thing but with 1/4 the words LOL Agree! (like your concise way better )
     
  6. Sci

    Sci Well-Known Member

    That is an awesome analysis by Lyle. I love how he dissects the statistics of the study and trashes the conclusion that they come up with easily.

    Loading (tension) is the primary driver of strength and hypertrophy and we have known this for over 40 years.
     
  7. NWlifter

    NWlifter Active Member

    see, I'm in the middle on that, we know more volume increases the exposure to tension, otherwise, 1 rep would do the trick... too much volume is 'to me' more stimulation than one can benefit from. So on a theoretical 'muscle' level, more volume would be more stimulation, but on a 'whole organism' level, things can be limited from a little to quite a bit.
     
  8. Sci

    Sci Well-Known Member

    Volume is important, it must be sufficient. But “more volume” isn’t always better. The primary focus of any program should be progressive loading, wether 1 set or 10 sets.
     
  9. NWlifter

    NWlifter Active Member

    right, more isn't always better for sure.
    I guess I'm pointing out a subtle thing.. .more might stimulate more, but more stimulation might end up doing zip for long term hypertrophy, and might even interfere with it.
    Agree basically, IMO, progression is a sign that growth/adaptation is occurring.
     

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