What actually is hypertrophy?

Discussion in 'Basic Training Principles and Methods' started by imported_damo, Mar 8, 2003.

  1. ...to describe the process.
    I'm sure its somewhere, please point me in right direction.
    Thanks
     
  2. mostlyallan

    mostlyallan New Member

    Hypertrophy means overgrowth or enlargement. For example, a muscle will hypertrophy with constant strenuous exercise (i.e. what we are all here for :D ) .
    Hypertrophy is the opposite of atrophy, which was Neo's condition on leaving the Matrix [​IMG] .

    I guess instead of Hypertrophy-Specfic Training, it could be called Growth-Specific Training.
     
  3. Calkid

    Calkid New Member

    See my post above (Summary of HST). In it I define hypertrophy and clarify what it means.

    -Calkid
     
  4. micmic

    micmic New Member

    The term come from my language:

    hyper: in excess
    trophi: food

    Free translation: excessive feeding, the result of excessive feeding :)
     

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