Hypertrophy

Hypertrophy (from Greek ὑπέρ "excess" + τροφή "nourishment") is the increase in the volume of an organ or tissue due to the enlargement of its component cells. It should be distinguished from hyperplasia, in which the cells remain approximately the same size but increase in number. Although hypertrophy and hyperplasia are two distinct processes, they frequently occur together, such as in the case of the hormonally-induced proliferation and enlargement of the cells of the uterus during pregnancy.

Other articles related to "hypertrophy":

Muscle Hypertrophy - Factors Affecting Hypertrophy
... factors such as age and nutrition can affect muscle hypertrophy ... During puberty in males, hypertrophy occurs at an increased rate ... Natural hypertrophy normally stops at full growth in the late teens ...
Muscle Hypertrophy - Myofibrillar Vs. Sarcoplasmic Hypertrophy
... In the bodybuilding and fitness community and even in some academic books skeletal muscle hypertrophy is described as being in one of two types Sarcoplasmic or myofibrillar ... According to this theory, during sarcoplasmic hypertrophy, the volume of sarcoplasmic fluid in the muscle cell increases with no accompanying increase in ... Sarcoplasmic hypertrophy is characteristic of the muscles of certain bodybuilders while myofibrillar hypertrophy is characteristic of Olympic weightlifters ...
Cellular Adaptation - Hypertrophy
... Hypertrophy is an increase in cell size ... If enough cells of an organ hypertrophy so will the whole organ ... The heart and kidneys have increased susceptibility to hypertrophy ...
Muscle Hypertrophy - Hypertrophy Stimuli - Strength Training
... a combination of the two different types of hypertrophy contraction against 80 to 90% of the one repetition maximum for 2–6 repetitions (reps) causes myofibrillated hypertrophy to dominate (a ... Progressive overload is considered the most important principle behind hypertrophy, so increasing the weight, repetitions (reps), and sets will all have a positive impact on growth ...