Shredded, Savage, and Dense—Myogenic Tone

speed strong

by: Josh Bryant Ever wonder why the physiques of pump and pose fluffers have a different look than the old-head lifters that routinely slay the heavy pig iron? Success leaves clues.  Look at the physiques of top-level sprinters, whether it’s Ben Johnson or Harry Aikines-Aryeetey. Or, hey, just go to a high-level track meet and…

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Get Huge with Hyperplasia

A vintage picture of a man flexing his muscles

by: Josh Bryant Hypertrophy is the accepted mechanism of increased mass. Basically, you are born with a certain number of muscle fibers; these can increase in size but not in number. But what if the number of muscle fibers could increase? During the late ’60s and early ’70s, European scientists discovered that the muscle cells…

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