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Old 10-22-2014, 12:29 AM   #1
Richard Paul Ham-Williams
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Training to Failure and other hypertrophy brain farts...

If you guys enjoy reading about training variables as I do then hopefully you'll get as much joy from reading this as I did writing it:

http://hamsfitness.com/thoughts-on-t...r-hypertrophy/

Thoughts and discussion welcomed...
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Old 10-24-2014, 09:10 PM   #2
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Re: Training to Failure and other hypertrophy brain farts...

Yes chances are if you are hulking that you are a large percentage of fast twich. But quantity of fast fibers is also a factor in making up the thickness and has a strong bearing on fatigue resistance as units switch on and off. If you are really predominantly slow twitch, then training for hypertrophy is kind of pointless since slow doesn't grow very much.

But I feel almost people are mixed like you say. Stability muscles and constantly operating muscles are always slow twitch. The prime movers may vary to some degree though but always have a mixture. So adjusting your workout according to one's needs, capabilities and desires makes perfect sense.
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Old 10-27-2014, 04:49 AM   #3
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Re: Training to Failure and other hypertrophy brain farts...

Agreed although I think even if you are slow twitch then it is still a worth while pursuit and there is some thought that whilst type 1 slow twitch appear to not be as responsive to growth in the traditional lower rep ranges...they do grow well with higher rep ranges.....
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