How long does it take for muscle growth to plateau?
According to this 2017 review study out of the USA, it plateaus quicker than you think.
Based on an array of experiments examining the time course of muscle growth, the authors make some bold statements.
Training hard is clearly important for developing muscle and strength.
It’s logical to think the more you train, the more you gain. You’d don’t to take your foot off the gas.
It’s almost a guarantee that if you got two people to perform the same training program, they would get different results. Why is this?
Genetics, nutrition, and sleep may be some factors that instantly come to your mind, and all of these are unquestionably valid. But another, probably underappreciated factor, is the psychological stress levels experienced by a person.
When consuming fitness content online, including mine, much of the discussion is on training variables and nutrition.
Partial range of motion bench presses. Do they help build more full range of motion bench press strength, and do they have any benefit for muscle hypertrophy?
There are probably an infinite number of ways to train for hypertrophy.
Broadly, most people seem to perform the same weekly workouts, at least for a few months.
But, alternatively, an individual could randomly change their training variables across workouts.
Progressive overload is necessary for making long-term hypertrophy and strength gains. Simply, it refers to progressing your training sessions in some way.
Testosterone is probably the most discussed hormone in the fitness industry, largely due to its role in hypertrophy.
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