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What Exactly Is Hypertrophy?


#1

What exactly is it in complete detail?


#2

Wikipedia? Google?


#3

It's something you get from cereal and drop sets... just messing with you man. Someone can give you a dictionary or textbook definition but it comes down to in our purposes the buildup of muscle.


#4

its the chinese word for trophy

sometimes its also called superhypertrophy


#5

It is the growth of a tissue. Opposite to hypertrophy is atrophy. Working out and eating properly will most likely lead to hypertrophy, while working out and not eating will lead to atrophy.


#6

What he said.

Another interesting thing is that if you look at the greek route words of hypertrophy it literally means an excess of nourishment (nutrition/calories).

Hyper -extra, excess

Trophy - to nourish


#7

Read this first and then ask specific questions.


#8

thanks for the info, thats what I figured, but I seen someone else use it in a different way(acting like it mean the muscles were equally balanced and symmetric).


#9

We would call that person wrong haha. Proportion sounds more like the right term for that.