How to pack on slabs of muscle and get ripped.
in my opinion, weight lifting routines can be divided into two major categories: size and strength. in the first category, size, the trainee does specific exercises for a certain amount of sets and reps that will contribute to the gain of the size of the muscle. The act of gaining muscle size is called "hypertrophy". Gmax
types of hypertrophy: sarcoplasmic and myofibrillar. Sarcoplasmic hypertrophy is when the amount of fluid inside of the muscle cell increases, causing the muscle to get bigger. Myofibrillar hypertrophy is when the amount of nuclei as well as the amount of contractile proteins (myosin and actin) increase. Sarcoplasmic hypertrophy will not contribute to strength gain, but myofibrillar hypertrophy ellicits a gain in size as well as strength. Gmax
When training purely for strength, the nervous system is what is trained more so than the muscle. When you lift something, your body talks to your brain. Say you're doing a curl. Your body says "OK brain, I need you to tighten... ahh.. lets say 50% of the muscle fibers in both of the biceps, because this load isn't too heavy" Your brain gets the message, and complies, and you curl the barbell. But what happens if the message is like this: "Brain, this weight is pretty heavy, we've already done 2 reps with 95% of the fibers