What Is Muscle Hypertrophy?

Written by Megan Earles

Muscle hypertrophy is a term that is commonly used is weightlifting. It is good to understand what this is as you work to build foundational knowledge in weightlifting. 

Simply put, it is the term used for the growth and increase in size of your muscle cells.

Gains, right? Right!

Hypertrophy is the increase in SIZE of the cells not the Number of cells. This is an important distinction from Hyperplasia which is an increase in the numbers of cells.

The Process

When you start working out,

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