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The Use of Specialized Training Techniques to Maximize Muscle Hypertrophy

Schoenfeld, Brad MSc, CSCS

Strength & Conditioning Journal: August 2011 - Volume 33 - Issue 4 - pp 60-65
doi: 10.1519/SSC.0b013e3182221ec2
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A VARIETY OF SPECIALIZED TRAINING TECHNIQUES HAVE BEEN ADVOCATED AS A MEANS TO HEIGHTEN MUSCLE GROWTH. FORCED REPETITIONS/DROP SETS, SUPERSETS, AND HEAVY NEGATIVES, IN PARTICULAR, HAVE BEEN PURPORTED TO ENHANCE THE HYPERTROPHIC RESPONSE TO RESISTANCE EXERCISE. THIS ARTICLE WILL EXPLORE THE POTENTIAL ROLE OF THESE TECHNIQUES IN PROMOTING MUSCLE HYPERTROPHY AND PROVIDE AN INSIGHT INTO POSSIBLE APPLICATIONS TO RESISTANCE TRAINING PROGRAMS.

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