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  • Regarding high frequency, hypertrophy and stress threshold

    Hello guys, I have been wondering about a particular question and couldnt find anything about it on the forum or facebook page.
    Is there any evidence that suggests a minimal stress threshold that needs to be achieved in a particular period of time or session to stimulate hypertrophy?
    When we talk about high frequency, and lets say, hitting squats, bench, and deadlifts, for 2 sets @8 everyday, would this maybe fail to be enough stress for the reason of not accumulating fatigue enough on a session to session basis? I thought about it when I assumed the extreme of doing 1 set in the AM and 1 in the PM, even if it were 14 sets per week, maybe because its so spread out wouldnt stimulate as much adaptation as if it were done in 2 session of 7 sets each?

    I hope I managed to make my question clear! Thanks!

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    Yes, there's some evidence that there is a hypertrophy threshold- though this is individualized, I.e. some people will respond to a certain amount of volume and others won't. Training frequency doesn't appear to matter much (for hypertrophy) until we're getting into much higher volume, e.g. 15-20+ sets. I don't think I'd recommend training every day or twice a day unless you have to in order to get it all in.
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      Originally posted by Jordan Feigenbaum View Post
      Yes, there's some evidence that there is a hypertrophy threshold- though this is individualized, I.e. some people will respond to a certain amount of volume and others won't. Training frequency doesn't appear to matter much (for hypertrophy) until we're getting into much higher volume, e.g. 15-20+ sets. I don't think I'd recommend training every day or twice a day unless you have to in order to get it all in.
      thanks for the clarification Jordan!

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