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Evidence-Based Guidelines for Resistance Training Volume to Maximize Muscle Hypertrophy

Schoenfeld, Brad, PhD, CSCS, CSPS, FNSCA1; Grgic, Jozo, MSc2

Section Editor(s): Schoenfeld, Brad PhD, CSCS, CSPS, NSCA-CPT

Strength & Conditioning Journal: August 2018 - Volume 40 - Issue 4 - p 107–112
doi: 10.1519/SSC.0000000000000363
Columns: Evidence-Based Personal Training

ABSTRACT THE MANIPULATION OF RESISTANCE TRAINING (RT) VARIABLES IS WIDELY CONSIDERED AN ESSENTIAL STRATEGY TO MAXIMIZE MUSCULAR ADAPTATIONS. ONE VARIABLE THAT HAS RECEIVED SUBSTANTIAL ATTENTION IN THIS REGARD IS RT VOLUME. THIS ARTICLE PROVIDES EVIDENCE-BASED GUIDELINES AS TO VOLUME WHEN CREATING RT PROGRAMS DESIGNED TO MAXIMIZE MUSCLE HYPERTROPHY.

1Department of Health Sciences, Lehman College, Bronx, New York; and

2Institute of Sport, Exercise and Active Living (ISEAL), Victoria University, Melbourne, Australia

Address correspondence to Dr. Brad Schoenfeld, brad@workout911.com.

Conflicts of Interest and Source of Funding: The authors report no conflicts of interest and no source of funding.

The Evidence-Based Personal Training column provides practical application of research topics specific to enhancing results for personal trainers.

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COLUMN EDITOR: Brad Schoenfeld, PhD, CSCS, CSPS, FNSCA

Brad Jon Schoenfeld is an Assistant Professor in Exercise Science and director of the Human Performance Laboratory at CUNY Lehman College in the Bronx, New York.

Jozo Grgic is a PhD student at the Institute of Sport, Exercise and Active Living, Victoria University, Melbourne, Australia.

© 2018 by the National Strength & Conditioning Association
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