MUSCULAR HYPERTROPHY provides the science, rationale, and application so that you can put theory into practice and increase your muscle mass. With the abundant amount of research we have today in the field of exercise science, and more specifically skeletal muscle hypertrophy, there is no reason why you cannot reach your full muscular potential. Muscular Hypertrophy is a research-based, educational book for those who have the desire to learn more about the riveting science and practical application of how and why our muscles grow. Academically, this book can also be utilized as a comprehensive learning tool for university students. Thus, this text is for a variety of individuals—personal trainers, exercise scientists, college students, exercise enthusiasts, fitness competitors, or anyone with the hunger to gain a better understanding of muscular growth.
* The history of bodybuilding from its origin to present day.
* Graphs and photos to help you better understand the text.
* Heavily-cited material with over 500 references.
* Educational, focal-point summaries at the beginning of each chapter.
* Critical-thinking boxes to assess and objectify your program design.
* Many muscle-building programs from my hypertrophy-based system.
* Full glossary to utilize as a quick resource.
When it comes to purchasing a book on exercise, it can be a very daunting and exhausting decision as to which book to place your trust in and buy. There are hundreds of books on the subject to choose from, so what makes this book any different from the rest? The majority of books typically offer only one of two things, A) theoretical material without practical application (academia texts), or B)applicable material without theoretical scientific backing (books by practitioners). Unfortunately, most of the books on the market do not combine the two, and this is where Applied Exercise Science stands triumphant. This book elucidates the application of exercise and nutrition, whereby bridging the gap between theory and practice on a comprehensive level where you–the reader–can understand and apply the sciences. Applied Exercise Science is broken into five sections: foundations, unified exercise theory, research, application, and nutrition.
Part I – Foundations: This section discusses important information, such as: the history of exercise and its evolution to what it is today; philosophy, which segues into definitions, the proper use of them and why they are important; and the primary sciences which constitutes exercise science as a whole.
Part II – Unified Exercise Theory™: This section discusses the tenets of exercise, which is combined together, creating the Unified Exercise Theory™. It is imperative that you have a basic knowledge on what makes up exercise theory as a whole. Once you understand the fundamentals then you will be able to make better decisions in how to go about program design, and further your education with more complex information. Unified exercise theory is comprised of general principles which apply to everyone, despite what the objective of exercise is; therefore, the fundamentals are recurrent in every exercise program.
Part III – Research: This section discusses the scientific literature in exercise–it’s just the basics. However, there is enough material to have a sound understanding of the human body and how it works in conjunction with exercise. This is important knowledge so you have a grasp of how things work from a physiological and bio-mechanical standpoint.
Part IV – Application: This section discusses the essence of application. Knowing the fundamentals of exercise is important, but if you don’t know how to apply this in a real world setting–where you can be specific in your approach–then none of it matters.