Muscle Hypertrophy Explained — The Art And Science Of Muscle Growth

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If you want to know about the muscle building process works through various training ideas, all backed by science, then you’ll want to read this article.

In order to get muscles to grow, one thing is certain: You must stress your body.

A friend of mine once made a statement that was so simple, but it’s so true. Being as jacked as he was, someone asked him how he got that way. All he said was “Work out with weights. Stress your body. Eat enough to grow. Rest, recover, and repeat.”

And while that advice is not wrong, it’s not entirely clear and actionable.

In this article, I’m going to help you understand how muscle hypertrophy (muscle growth) happens, how to train properly, and what the science tells us about the muscle hypertrophy process.

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