The 9 Essential Factors Of Muscle Hypertrophy

bodybuilder 7 flickrWhat is it that really causes muscles to grow? Well, despite all the myths and misconceptions, you can boil it down to 9 key factors that contribute to muscle hypertrophy.

Some of these are more important than others of course, but they all play a role and if you want to maximize your muscular development you’ll want to be incorporating most, if not all, of them into your workouts. Not necessarily all at the same time, but over the course of a training year you’ll want to have them pretty much all covered.

In this article I’m not going to discuss the underlying mechanisms of muscle growth (i.e. mechanical tension, metabolic stress and muscle damage), but rather what you actually need to do to achieve these.

So without further ado here are the 9 essential factors of muscle hypertrophy… Continue Reading →