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Science and Development of Muscle Hypertrophy

Science and Development of Muscle Hypertrophy

by Brad Schoenfeld

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Overview

Science and Development of Muscle Hypertrophy, Second Edition, is the most comprehensive resource on muscle hypertrophy in the world. Written by Brad Schoenfeld, PhD, an internationally renowned expert on muscle hypertrophy, this book is the definitive resource for strength and conditioning professionals, personal trainers, sport scientists, researchers, and exercise science instructors who are seeking information regarding muscle hypertrophy, including the mechanism of its development, how the body structurally and hormonally changes when exposed to stress, ways to most effectively design training programs, and nutritional guidelines for eliciting hypertrophic changes.

This new edition offers more than 1,000 references and applied guidelines. Two all-new chapters deliver practical content on the measurement of muscle hypertrophy and advanced training practices. Readers will learn various methods by which hypertrophy is measured, including site-specific measures (circumference measures, MRI, CT, and ultrasound), indirect measures (underwater weighing, DXA, BIA, ADP, and skinfolds), and histological measures (biopsy), as well as the strengths and limitations of each modality. The new edition also provides guidance for achieving greater training volumes with training practices that maximize the individual’s genetic potential to gain muscle.

No other resource offers a comparable amount of content solely focused on the science of muscle hypertrophy and its application to designing training programs. The full-color book offers several features to make the content accessible to readers:
  • Research Findings sidebars highlight the aspects of muscle hypertrophy currently being examined to encourage readers to re-evaluate their knowledge and ensure their training practices are up to date.
  • Practical Applications sidebars outline how to apply the research conclusions for maximal hypertrophic development.
  • Comprehensive subject and author indexes optimize the book’s use as a reference tool.
Although muscle hypertrophy can be attained through a range of training programs, this book allows readers to understand and apply the specific responses and mechanisms that promote optimal muscle hypertrophy. It explores how genetic background, age, sex, and other factors have been shown to mediate the hypertrophic response to exercise, affecting both the rate and the total gain in lean muscle mass. Sample programs show how to design a three- or four-day-per-week undulating periodized program and a modified linear periodized program for maximizing muscular development.

Science and Development of Muscle Hypertrophy is an invaluable resource for those seeking to maximize hypertrophic gains for themselves or their athletes or clients and for those searching for the most comprehensive and authoritative research in the field.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781492597681
Publisher: Human Kinetics, Inc.
Publication date: 06/15/2020
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 312
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Brad Schoenfeld, PhD, CSCS, CSPS, FNSCA, is widely regarded as one of the leading strength and fitness experts in the United States. The 2011 NSCA Personal Trainer of the Year is a lifetime drug-free bodybuilder who has won numerous natural bodybuilding titles, including the All-Natural Physique and Power Conference (ANPPC) Tri-State Naturals and USA Mixed Pairs crowns. As a personal trainer, Schoenfeld has worked with numerous elite-level physique athletes, including many top pros. Also, he was elected to the National Strength and Conditioning Association’s Board of Directors in 2012.

Schoenfeld is the author of multiple consumer-oriented fitness books, including The M.A.X. Muscle Plan and Strong and Sculpted (formerly Sculpting Her Body Perfect). He is a regular columnist for Muscular Development magazine, has been published or featured in virtually every major fitness magazine (including Muscle and Fitness, MuscleMag, Ironman, Oxygen, and Shape), and has appeared on hundreds of television shows and radio programs across the United States. He also serves as a fitness expert and contributor to www.bodybuilding.com, www.diet.com, and www.t-nation.com.

Schoenfeld earned his PhD in health promotion and wellness at Rocky Mountain University, where his research focused on elucidating the mechanisms of muscle hypertrophy and their application to resistance training. He has published more than 80 peer-reviewed scientific papers and serves on the editorial advisory boards for several journals, including the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research and Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition. He is an assistant professor of exercise science at Lehman College in the Bronx, New York, and heads their human performance laboratory.

Visit his blog at www.workout911.com.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Hypertrophy-Related Responses and Adaptations to Exercise Stress

Neuromuscular System

Endocrine, Paracrine, and Autocrine Systems

Chapter 2. Mechanisms of Hypertrophy

Mechanical Tension

Metabolic Stress

Muscle Damage

Chapter 3. Role of Resistance Training Variables in Hypertrophy

Volume

Frequency

Load

Exercise Selection

Type of Muscle Action

Rest Interval Length

Repetition Duration

Exercise Order

Range of Motion

Intensity of Effort

Chapter 4. Role of Aerobic Training in Hypertrophy

Hypertrophic Effects From Aerobic-Only Training

Concurrent Training

Chapter 5. Factors in Maximal Hypertrophic Development

Genetics

Age

Sex

Training Status

Chapter 6. Program Design for Maximal Hypertrophy

Biomechanics

Exercise Selection Strategies

Periodization

Chapter 7. Nutrition for Hypertrophy

Energy Balance

Macronutrient Intake

Feeding Frequency

Nutrient Timing

Interviews

Reference for strength and conditioning professionals, researchers, and scientists studying muscle hypertrophy; textbook for upper-undergraduate and graduate students in exercise science.