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 give … 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 – Research … Read More

Is Training to Failure Necessary for Muscle Growth?

A new article by Christian Finn over at Muscle Evo looking at a study trying to answer the question, is training to failure necessary for muscle growth? One study that caught my eye this week, from John Sampson and Herbert Groeller at the University of Wollongong in Australia, looked at failure versus not-to-failure training and its effect on gains in … Read More

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