INDIVIDUAL MUSCLE HYPERTROPHY AND STRENGTH RESPONSES TO HIGH VS. LOW RESISTANCE TRAINING FREQUENCIES

INDIVIDUAL MUSCLE HYPERTROPHY AND STRENGTH RESPONSES TO HIGH VS. LOW RESISTANCE TRAINING FREQUENCIES

5th April 2019 Off By thomas

In this paper, published this month, 20 subjects had one leg randomly assigned to High-Frequency training (5 x per week) and the other to Low-Frequency (2-3 x per week). Muscle cross-sectional area and 1 repetition maximum were assessed at baseline and after 8 weeks of training.

Some individuals showed greater muscle mass and strength gains after High-Frequency (31.6 and 26.3% of individuals, respectively), others had greater gains with Low-Frequency (36.8 and 15.8% of individuals, respectively), and even others showed similar responses between High-Frequency and Low-Frequency

The authors concluded that individual manipulation of resistance-training frequency can improve the intra-subject responsiveness to training, but the effect is limited to each individual’s capacity to respond to resistance training.

Please read and provide your own conclusions:

Individual Muscle Hypertrophy and Strength