What is regional hypertrophy, and how does it happen?

Chris Beardsley
Sep 18, 2018 · 9 min read

How do muscles grow?


What determines whether muscle fibers increase more in length or diameter?


Do different types of strength training cause muscle growth to occur in different regions (part 1)


#1. Contraction mode


#2. Range of motion


#3. External resistance type



Do different types of strength training cause muscle growth to occur in different regions (part 2)


Why might different exercises lead to different muscle growth?


What does this mean in practice?


What is the takeaway?

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