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Scientific Principles of Hypertrophy Training 3Table of ContentsAbout the Authors2Introduction4Glossary6Chapter One: Specificity11Chapter Two: Overload 35Chapter Three: Fatigue Management130Chapter Four:SRA185Chapter Five: Variation231Chapter Six: Phase Potentiation267Chapter Seven: Individualization296Chapter Eight:Summary and Special Cases338
Scientific Principles of Hypertrophy Training 4About the AuthorsDr. Mike Israetel holds a PhD in Sport Physiology and is currently the chief content officer at Renaissance Periodization. Mike is currently a professor in the Masters program in Exercise Science at Lehman College. He has worked as a consultant on sports nutrition to the U.S. Olympic Training Site in Johnson City, TN, and has been an invited speaker at numerous scientific, performance, and health conferences. A co-founder of Renaissance Periodization, Mike is the head designer of both the RP Physique Templates and the RP Diet Coach App. Dr. James Hoffmann holds a PhD in Sport Physiology and is currently the chief science officer at Renaissance Periodization. He was formerly the Program Director of the Exercise and Sport Science program and the women’s Rugby team coach at Temple University in Philadelphia, PA. While at Temple, James taught courses in strength and conditioning theory, strength and conditioning practice, exercise physiology, and biochemistry. He has also been an invited speaker at fitness semi-nars around the world. James is a lifelong athlete, who has achieved high ranks in competitive Rugby, American Football, and Wrestling.Dr. Melissa Davis holds a PhD in Neurobiology and Behavior and is currently the vice president and chief strategy officer at Renaissance Periodization. She has 10 years of research experience and her work has been featured in Scientific American. Melissa has earned awards for teaching, scholarship, and excellence in research and has been an invited speaker at many fitness seminars around the world. She is a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu black belt and is a repeat IBJJF Master World Champion and has also repre-sented the United States for her division in the international Abu Dhabi World Pro Competition.
Scientific Principles of Hypertrophy Training 5Jared Featherholds a B.S. in Exercise Science and an M.S. in Exercise Physiology from the University of Central Missouri. He is an IFBB Professional Bodybuilder. Jared is the head bodybuilding contest preparation consultant at Renaissance Periodiza-tion and has coached hundreds of men and women on their way to placing on body-building stages across the nation.
Scientific Principles of Hypertrophy Training 6IntroductionThank you for purchasing your copy of the Scientific Principles of Hypertrophy Training! We’re delighted that you have decided to elevate your hypertrophy knowl-edge using our book.