Rethinking Hst

Discussion in 'Hypertrophy-Specific Training (HST)' started by HST_Rihad, Nov 25, 2014.

  1. Jester

    Jester Well-Known Member

    There is still zero evidence by way of studies to support the contention that one type of training creates different hypertrophy to another - i.e. no proof of myofibrillar vs sarcoplasmic hypertrophy. Generally speaking, both effects will occur when the load stimulus is sufficient. Is it likely that one is favoured by way of ratio over the other? I would say so.
  2. Mojo77

    Mojo77 Member

    I think this is an interesting thread but I got lost in the middle.
    It was said going to failure is needed, to achieve muscle growth. How are you going to go to failure when hst has you starting at 75% of your respective rm's?
  3. HST_Rihad

    HST_Rihad Active Member

    This is easily solved by doing as many sets as are necessary to get closer to failure because of the accumulating fatigue. Or you can simply rep out in the single working set you do. I myself have no patience to do several half-assed sets and prefer doing only one all-out set, not necessarily until failure in the strictest sense, but damn close to that (slowest rep of'em all).
  4. Totentanz

    Totentanz Super Moderator Staff Member

    A little late, but here is a good article by Dan Moore about this subject:

    Basically, rep range doesn't really matter when it comes to myo vs sarco.
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  5. adpowah

    adpowah Active Member

  6. NWlifter

    NWlifter Active Member

    Hey some current discussion on here, interesting thread, just popped in to see if you guys were still around!

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