Bodybuilding = Fake Muscles?

Bodybuilding muscles.

I’ve heard quite a few times that bodybuilders are simply “puffy”, lack strength, and have “muscles filled with water”.

These claims have come about because of the discussions about muscle hypertrophy. Well, I would say they’ve come about due to misunderstandings of muscle hypertrophy.

There are two kinds of muscle hypertrophy: sarcoplasmic hypertrophy and myofibrillar hypertrophy. The former, sarcoplasmic, increases … Continue reading