Hypertrophy-Specific Training HST is based on physiological principles of hypertrophy first discovered in the laboratory. These principles were then organized into a "method" of mechanically loading the muscle to induce hypertrophy. As the science continues to explore the exact mechanisms of muscle hypertrophy, this error will be whittled away. After all, it is a process that cannot be observed with the naked eye. In the beginning I simply did what others were doing. Then, I began reading muscle magazines and buying books.
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Over the last 23 years he has incorporated his passion for bodybuilding into his education as a physiologist and career as a writer and consultant for the sport supplement industry. In , Bryan was invited to write and work as editor-in-chief for the online magazine Mesomorphosis, founded by Millard Baker.
The magazine experienced rapid growth in popularity and set a new standard for scientific accuracy in fitness publications. In October of , Bryan wrote a short unassuming article describing a method of training that research had indicated would lead to the greatest degree of muscle growth.
He called it Hypertrophy-Specific Training. Although he and his clients had been using this method for sometime, he had never shared it publicly. Slowly, after publishing the article in the ThinkMuscle newsletter, people began to apply HST to their own training, and the mail started flooding in.
Hypertrophy-Specific Training, or simply HST, is a method of training designed to quickly and effectively induce whole body muscle growth. It is based on physiological principles of muscular hypertrophy. These principles were first discovered in the laboratory, and then organized into a method of training that would produce predictable and repeatable hypertrophic effects.
Hypertrophy-Specific Nutrition HSN is a dietary and sports supplement company dedicated to creating and bringing to market new and innovative nutritional products. These products are designed and formulated specifically for competitive athletes, and serve as a high-end option for the casual health and fitness enthusiast. Their introduction to the public brings long awaited consumer confidence in product quality and training methodology, and sets a new standard for the industry to follow.
Articles Hypertrophy-Specific Training HST is based on physiological principles of hypertrophy first discovered in the laboratory. These principles were then organized into a method of mechanically loading the muscle to induce hypertrophy. Try this program.
Published on: Sep 8, Hypertrophy-Specific Training HST is based on physiological principles of hypertrophy first discovered in the laboratory. Published on: Sep 8, GVT, though specific to increasing short-term endurance, can produce some hypertrophy in as much as it adheres to any of the known principles of hypertrophy.
Published on: Jan 30, If you are not gaining weight, perhaps it is your diet that needs more attention. Published on: Sep 21, If you are not gaining weight, perhaps it is your diet that needs more attention. Published on: Sep 21, While utilizing Hypertrophy-Specific Training techniques, our goal is to present the muscle with a growth promoting stimulus at the moment the muscle is physically susceptible to microtrauma.
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8 Week Hypertrophy Specific Training Program Spreadsheet (HST)
Workout should be performed 3 times per week. Light cardio min. Incline treadmill brisk walk should be first choice. There is an obligatory increase in weight from lbs. This means that at times you may be working with less than your maximum weight for any given rep scheme.
Click to See Full Disclosure Popularized by Bryan Haycock, hypertrophy specific training HST is a training routine based upon the principles of mechanical load, chronic stimuli, progressive load, and strategic deconditioning. This training style is best utilized by bodybuilders, though it can be used by powerlifters and other athletes to spark muscle growth and work capacity in the off-season. The spreadsheet below is not the official Hypertrophy Specific Training spreadsheet developed by Bryan Haycock. You can find those here.