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The hypertrophy you are talking about is mostly related to the workload applied to the muscle. It's kind of unclear if you're asking about hypertrophy or strength, so I'm just going with strength here. Static stretching doesn't really require work from the muscle group. The eccentric portion of loaded movements (the lowering part of the squat for example), ...


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While perceived exertion can be a useful tool, it shouldn’t be overemphasized. If it was such a potent force in producing strength and hypertrophy adaptations, then we would see widespread abuse of muscle relaxer drugs in the fitness industry. But we don’t because the only thing they do is make the perceived exertion of every movement much more difficult. ...


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Deloading is excellent for nervous system, and recovering the body as a whole between 6-8 week spouts of constant weightlifting. its 9-14 days of not lifting, or halving the weight used. As a recovery tool on it's own, if you're injured or have a bad tendon (due to whatever), the quickest way to recover is to leave it alone, which would include removing any ...


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You are almost there. I will use just one exercise as an example to keep it simple, but the explanation can be extrapolated to other muscle groups. When curling the weight you are right to say our biceps contract to pull the weight up, as this happens our triceps lengthen to a stretched position, but there is no load upon it. When we lower the weight, the ...


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