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.
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.
|Publisher:||Human Kinetics, Inc.|
|Sold by:||Barnes & Noble|
|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
Endocrine, Paracrine, and Autocrine Systems
Chapter 2. Mechanisms of Hypertrophy
Chapter 3. Role of Resistance Training Variables in Hypertrophy
Type of Muscle Action
Rest Interval Length
Range of Motion
Intensity of Effort
Chapter 4. Role of Aerobic Training in Hypertrophy
Hypertrophic Effects From Aerobic-Only Training
Chapter 5. Factors in Maximal Hypertrophic Development
Chapter 6. Program Design for Maximal Hypertrophy
Exercise Selection Strategies
Chapter 7. Nutrition for Hypertrophy
Reference for strength and conditioning professionals, researchers, and scientists studying muscle hypertrophy; textbook for upper-undergraduate and graduate students in exercise science.