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    what does hypertrophy mean

    I hear it alot but have no idea what it means
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    its another term for noodz
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    Originally Posted by hotsurfie View Post
    I hear it alot but have no idea what it means
    It's one of those metallic statuettes that tweeks out when an electrical current is passed through it.
    It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.
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    medically it means the increase in size of cells
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    Theres strength training and hypertrophy training. Strength training is working out at lower reps(1-5) and gaining mostly strength. Hypertrophy training is working out at higher reps(6-12) and gaining mostly size.

    Thats basically what it is but maybe someone else may be able to give you a better explanation
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    Hypertrophy - A nontumorous enlargement of an organ or a tissue as a result of an increase in the size rather than the number of constituent cells.
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    basically it means, getting bigger.

    /end thread
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    Pretty much increasing the size of the cells. You don't gain much strength from hypertrophy if any at all. It can actually be counterproductive if you go Cutler or Coleman style. Hypertrophy doesn't define fitness and can limit range of motion if you become as large as the aforementioned bodybuilders. But hypertrophy occurs when you gain strength too and build muscle. It's not bad, hell no! Just depends on the degree of hypertrophy
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