Many have espoused the benefits of the "training until depressed" or "super accumulation" or "controlled overtraining" method of muscle building leading to rapid hypertrophy.
But with limiting factors on the rate of protein synthesis (Thibs frequently makes reference to a .25 to .5 lb per week max gain), how is it that this can produce such rapid growth?
Does training such as this supercede the .25 to .5 lb maximum for naturals by increasing the rate of synthesis to higher than normal levels (as steroids would do)?
Or is the rapid growth achieved not so much muscle, as other factors? For example, is it greatly increased hypertrophy of the sarcoplasm (the rate of growth for this wouldn't be limited by the rate of protein synthesis would it), as well as other things such as enhanced glycogen (and therefore intramuscular water) storage?
Anybody care to weigh in with their thoughts?