Hyperplasis vs. Hypertrophy in Skeletal Muscle

An interesting article by Lyle McDonald answering the question, “Does the number of fast/slow twitch muscle fiber types in your body actually change in response to strength or endurance stimulus? Or just the volume, and you’re stuck with what your genetics dictate?” __________________________________________________________________________________________________ I received the following question in the mailbag and, for a fairly short question I’m going to … Read More

Protein Amount and Post Workout Protein Synthesis – Research Review

The latest research paper by MacNaughton et. al. shows that the response of muscle protein synthesis following whole-body resistance exercise is greater following 40 g than 20 g of ingested whey protein. Lyle McDonald goes over the study and provides us with his take on this latest research and its implications. __________________________________________________________________________________________________ Protein Amount and Post Workout Protein Synthesis – … Read More

The Hypertrophy Zone

Great article by Lyle McDonald at his site Body Recomposition. When I first started on my journey in getting into shape the very first book I bought was The Ultimate Diet 2.0. Lyle’s site has tons of great science based information on training and diet which I encourage people to check out. Here is his latest article on hypertrophy. __________________________________________________________________________________________________ … Read More