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Jan 25, 2023

GUEST SERIES | Dr. Andy Galpin: Optimal Protocols to Build Strength & Grow Muscles

In this episode 2 of a 6-part special series, Dr Andy Galpin, PhD, professor of kinesiology at California State University, Fullerton and world expert on ...  exercise science, explains optimal protocols for increasing strength and causing hypertrophy (muscle growth), as well as for increasing speed and power. He explains the training principles and underlying mechanisms for reaching these goals. Our conversation covers a breadth of training topics, including selecting the number of repetitions, sets, inter-set and inter-workout rest periods, warm-ups, exercise cadence, breathing, stretching, recovery, training frequency, overcoming plateaus, nutrition, and he gives specific examples of exercises for power, strength, and hypertrophy.
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