Once you understand exactly what muscle growth actually is, you’ll be in a much better position to make it happen.
In order to really comprehend this, we need to take a look at the structure of muscle tissue.
The most important part of this diagram is the item labeled ‘Muscle Fiber‘ on the right.
So What Is Muscle Growth?
The simplest way to put it is that muscle hypertrophy/growth occurs when those individual muscle fibers increase in diameter i.e. get thicker.
And how do muscle fibers get thicker?
Inside the muscle fiber are movement molecules called myosin, which form cross-bridges with a protein filament called actin. The interaction between the two allow the muscle to contract and produce force.
Muscle growth occurs at this microscopic level.
Through repeated and intense muscular contractions small microtears are produced in the myosin and actin strands.
The fact that these myosin and actin strands are now torn allows them to attract the growth elements necessary for their full repair and growth.
The goal is that when the recovery/healing process is complete, we have thicker and stronger strands.
But in order to ensure that the stimulus we create in the gym is sufficient enough to produce growth, not just repair, we need to OVERLOAD the muscle.
The problem with most trainees is that they:
- Don’t train intensely enough
- Don’t track and record each workout to ensure they are making progress each and every workout.
And they are therefore not actually OVERLOADING the muscle on a consistent basis.
I don’t care if they spend 10 hours in the gym every day. If they aren’t training correctly, their body will look the same a year from now.
T.H.T. training creates the kind of microtears I’ve just talked about.
It also leaves adequate time for recovery and growth to occur. Remember, insufficient rest means you’ll never actually grow.
It generates MAXIMUM OVERLOAD in every single workout.
It also forces you to train to PROGRESSIVELY overload the muscles now and indefinitely into the future i.e. you keep progressing upwards and upwards. There are no wasted workouts; not a single workout will not stimulate increases in strength and size.
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