TuT, Keto, and ____ hypertrophy
- 12-11-2013, 10:58 PM
TuT, Keto, and ____ hypertrophy
Could someone please link me some resources on the specific type of hypertrophy that is utilized by the low reps/ low rest system that is CnP?
One of the earlier posts I read by Jamie mentioned some research that backed up this system for hypertrophy. He also mentioned some research in Time under Tension backing up this system, but I think I remembered a specific term of "_____ hypertrophy" for low reps/ low rest, but I cant remember what it was and having that term would point me to the resources I need.
I think a Keto diet as the Jamie's predator diet is synergistic with this method of training, as the typical 6-12 rep range would be calling on glucose stores for energy (which one does not have), while 1-3 reps with < 60 seconds rest would just be calling on ATP/CP directly. Does someone in Keto produce ATP faster then someone not in keto?
I feel more research needs to be done with low reps on Keto. Cylic keto in particular.
- 12-12-2013, 06:04 PM
- 12-12-2013, 06:37 PM
12-12-2013, 09:24 PM
After 10 weeks of training, the quadriceps muscle volume increased by a statistically significant degree in all groups, but the 80% x 3 sets and 30% x 3 sets protocols showed more than double the average hypertrophy of the 80% x 1 set condition (80% x 3 = 7.2%, 30% x 3 = 6.8%, 80% x 1 = 3.2%).
Burd NA, et al. Low-load high volume resistance exercise stimulates muscle protein synthesis more than high-load low volume resistance exercise in young men. PLoS One 5: e12033, 2010.
12-12-2013, 09:28 PM
12-12-2013, 09:34 PM
It appears that Low reps are effective in stimulating myofibrillar hypertrophy. Myofibrillar hypertrophy is an increase in the number and size of the actin and myosin filaments within muscle tissue. This type of hypertrophy is accompanied by strength gains since it involves an increase in the contractile tissue (Zatsiorsky, 2006).
Zatsiorsky V.M., W. Kraemer (2006) Science and Practice of Strength Training (2nd edition). Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics
12-13-2013, 04:22 AM
12-13-2013, 08:56 AM
12-13-2013, 12:45 PM
Hypertrophy can happen in a very wide range of reps. I don't even believe reps are a primary factor in programming... try reducing your rest pauses between low rep sets and you'll see what I am getting at.
What matters far more is total volume, the weight used (as a % or 1RM) and the perceived intensity applied to each set (too little = poor growth stimulus, too much = burn out before enough volume is achieved)
This is worth a read:
12-13-2013, 03:42 PM
Most times when "high load" routines are tested, they lower the volume way too much (IMO)
To motivate me to constantly keep my rest periods as short as possible, I have started using a tally counter in the gym that I attach to my wallet chain.
Every time I finish a set of 1-3 reps, I press my tally counter for the number of reps I just did, and I pound out some more reps (in the 1-3 rep range) as soon as I get my breath back.
Some times I rest 60 seconds in between sets, some times I rest 10 seconds in between "sets".
Yesterdsay, I did 80 reps in the 1-3 range.
Total tonnage moved within an hour period likely matters more than anything else, but I haven't found much to back that up other then my own personal short term experimentation.
Also, for someone on in ketosis, wouldn't a typical hypertrophy range of 5-15 place one in a state where they are trying to produce ATP from glucose they do not have?
8-12 does recruit 100% of your muscle fibers, but only in the last couple of reps.
Why not just skip the foreplay and bang out as many reps that recruit as many muscle fibers as possible as often as possible?
12-16-2013, 07:34 PM
All I know is that yesterday when I did 10 singles with <1min rest between them at 2.2*BW (maybe 90%+ of my true 1RM) that it feels ****ing amazing. I'm on keto and fully agree that for optimum strength gains while staying lean it's the only way to go. Don't need any paper to tell me how I feel!
12-18-2013, 08:38 AM
12-19-2013, 12:25 AM
volume = hypertrophy
imo, doesn't matter what rep range it's in
in fact, I get the best hypertrophy when I do something different, like a new exercise or rep range or whatever
12-21-2013, 06:01 PM
12-22-2013, 10:30 AM
I responded to this request on facebook, but it looks like it'll do more good here:
"By shortening one's rest periods, one can actually induce sarcoplasmic hypertrophy, as it places a greater load on the muscles over a given period of time. Staley proved the efficacy of such a method with Escalating Density Training, and John Little and Peter Sisco unwittingly contributed to this theory with their Time Under Tension theory."
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