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Science and Development of Muscle Hypertrophy

Science and Development of Muscle Hypertrophy

by Brad Schoenfeld


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781492519607
Publisher: Human Kinetics, Inc.
Publication date: 07/23/2016
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 731,883
Product dimensions: 8.60(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Brad Schoenfeld, PhD, CSCS, CSPS, FNSCA, is widely regarded as one of the leading strength and fitness experts in the United States. The 2011 NSCA Personal Trainer of the Year is a lifetime drug-free bodybuilder who has won numerous natural bodybuilding titles, including the All-Natural Physique and Power Conference (ANPPC) Tri-State Naturals and USA Mixed Pairs crowns. As a personal trainer, Schoenfeld has worked with numerous elite-level physique athletes, including many top pros. Also, he was elected to the National Strength and Conditioning Association’s Board of Directors in 2012.

Schoenfeld is the author of multiple consumer-oriented fitness books, including The M.A.X. Muscle Plan and Strong and Sculpted (formerly Sculpting Her Body Perfect). He is a regular columnist for Muscular Development magazine, has been published or featured in virtually every major fitness magazine (including Muscle and Fitness, MuscleMag, Ironman, Oxygen, and Shape), and has appeared on hundreds of television shows and radio programs across the United States.

Schoenfeld earned his PhD in health promotion and wellness at Rocky Mountain University, where his research focused on elucidating the mechanisms of muscle hypertrophy and their application to resistance training. He has published more than 80 peer-reviewed scientific papers and serves on the editorial advisory boards for several journals, including the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research and Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition. He is an assistant professor of exercise science at Lehman College in the Bronx, New York, and heads their human performance laboratory.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Hypertrophy-Related Responses and Adaptations to Exercise Stress

Neuromuscular System

Endocrine, Paracrine, and Autocrine Systems

Chapter 2. Mechanisms of Hypertrophy

Mechanical Tension

Metabolic Stress

Muscle Damage

Chapter 3. Role of Resistance Training Variables in Hypertrophy




Exercise Selection

Type of Muscle Action

Rest Interval Length

Repetition Duration

Exercise Order

Range of Motion

Intensity of Effort

Chapter 4. Role of Aerobic Training in Hypertrophy

Hypertrophic Effects From Aerobic-Only Training

Concurrent Training

Chapter 5. Factors in Maximal Hypertrophic Development




Training Status

Chapter 6. Program Design for Maximal Hypertrophy


Exercise Selection Strategies


Chapter 7. Nutrition for Hypertrophy

Energy Balance

Macronutrient Intake

Feeding Frequency

Nutrient Timing


Reference for strength and conditioning professionals, researchers, and scientists studying muscle hypertrophy; textbook for upper-undergraduate and graduate students in exercise science.

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