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What Is Hypertrophy?

jeffbergen / Getty Images Hypertrophy is an increase in your muscle size. Most of the time, this increase is accomplished through exercises and workouts that incorporate strength training—lifting weights is the most common way to increase hypertrophy. There are two main types of muscle hypertrophy—sarcoplasmic hypertrophy and myofibril hypertrophy. Sarcoplasmic hypertrophy is …

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