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Muscle Growth

June 19, 2020

Article

This article briefly explains the two principles necessary for muscle growth.

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Neural Contributions to Muscle Growth

June 1, 2017

Article

Neural adaptations help mediate growth-related processes and the early increase in strength is attributable mainly to improved neural function. Along with neural changes, various aspects of the protein metabolism in the muscle are changing in the early phases of training.

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Building a Balanced and Symmetrical Physique – Is Regional Hypertrophy Possible?

June 3, 2022

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This article provides a brief overview of literature where regional hypertrophy was reported. It also discusses the basic science and application of regional hypertrophy training.

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Hands-On – Building Muscle without Weights

November 2, 2015

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Contrary to popular belief, you do not need to “pump iron” to build muscle. In this session from the NSCA’s 2015 Personal Trainers Conference, Nick Tumminello explains that to build muscle you need to create a training stimulus that elicits the three mechanisms for muscle growth. In other words, building muscle is not about the specific exercises you do, it is about the specific stimulus you create.

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Muscle Damage and Hypertrophy: The More, the Better?

June 1, 2017

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There is a sound theoretical rationale supporting a potential role for muscle damages in the hypertrophic response, but a cause-effect relationship directly linking these gains to muscle damage is yet to be established. If such a relationship does in fact exist, it is not clear as to what extent of damage is optimal for inducing maximum muscle growth.

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Hormonal Response to Muscle Contraction

September 17, 2021

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This excerpt from Strength Training describes the hormone response to exercise and their functions within the human body.

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Trainer Tips: Resistance Training for Women

May 1, 2017

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Trainer Tips are infographics designed to help you, an NSCA professional, educate clients and promote your services. These member-only resources can be used for client education, motivation, and promotion.

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Role of Hormones

May 13, 2022

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This excerpt from Strength Training, Second Edition briefly details hormones and their role in the human body.

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Trainer Tips: Hypertrophy

May 1, 2017

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Trainer Tips are infographics designed to help you, an NSCA professional, educate clients and promote your services. These member-only resources can be used for client education, motivation, and promotion.

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Omega-3 Intake—Its Impact on Health and Muscle

April 1, 2015

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Omega-3 fatty acids not only have positive impacts on the eyes, heart, brain, and joints, but also on muscle tissue. Omega-3 is a very important nutrient that can help an individual achieve optimal health and performance.

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