Parag Mhetre

Kettlebell and Hypertrophy

September, 2017
The Master Responds

It is general question asked in my seminars, is muscle hypertrophy possible with Kettlebell? First let's understand what is Hypertrophy? There are 3 factors responsible for muscle hypertrophy?

1- Progressive Overload – which is intense weight training.

It doesn’t matter if it’s a barbell, dumbbells, or kettlebells as long as there is a progression of lifting heavy weights often; your body will adapt by getting stronger. Beyond heavier weights, time under tension becomes a critical factor, which is responsible for marked hypertrophy, which causes micro-trauma and body super compensates to become bigger.

2- Enough Rest

It is the rest when your body grows, not when you train, your body goes hard to work at repairing and adapting to everything you did during your session to make sure you come back stronger tomorrow to handle whatever life throws at you.

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