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The Hypertrophy Training Guide Central Hub

by Dr. Mike Israetel, Co-founder and Chief Sport Scientist | Apr 27, 2017

The Hypertrophy Training Guide Central Hub

If you’ve read our Scientific Principles of Strength Training book, then you’re already one step ahead of the game in terms of understanding the theoretical underpinnings of proper resistance training. And while that book is geared towards strength development (a hypertrophy book is going to occur down the line!), the principles apply greatly to hypertrophy training as well.

But aside from just the principles, a practical guide can be quite useful. YES, you can use just the principles to build your own programs to gain muscle size, but some real-world advice on what those programs can look like can be a huge help in starting to construct your own.

The link between principles and practice is precisely why we made the hypertrophy training guides. Bodypart by bodypart, these guides help you determine the intensity, volume, frequency and kinds of exercises (as well as video instructions on how to perform them) that are likely to serve as the foundations of your muscle building programs. And if all of that info is all good and well but you’d like a program that’s already pre-written and ready for custom use, look no further than our super popular Male Physique and Female Physique Templates.

 Check out our incredibly popular Male Physique Training Templates by clicking the picture above!

Before you dig into the individual muscle training guides, please have a look at the Training Volume Landmarks article so that you can make more sense of the volume recommendations given by the individual guides.

And finally, the guides themselves. Collected here for your easy access and designed for your success. Please enjoy these articles, feel free to share them, and best of luck in your muscle gain journey!





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