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Sarcoplasmic vs. Myofibrillar Hypertrophy

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Hey guys,


I'm 193cm tall and weigh around 95kg (~10% bodyfat). So you see that I'm not the best phenotype for gymnastic.

My Problem is since I started Gymnastic one year ago, I've gained 5kg lean mass. For some people it's fine, for me it isn't, because it's not making exercises easier.

So my question is: How can I get stronger without gaining weight? (Training only for Myofibrillar hypertrophy or neurological strenght)

What will happen If I reduce the amount of protein and kcal I take in everyday? I was taking 1,5+ g of protein per kg bodyweight, result was I gained mass, what If I take only 1g ?

To summarize my question: Is neurological strenght depending of your diet as gaining muscle (sarcoplasmic hypertrophy) is?



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Alexander Egebak

The mass you gain during Gymnastic Strength Training™ and skill training is a necessity. You might just have a big build, that is the cards you have been dealt. Unless your training specifically favors muscle mass gain over a longer period of time (body building routines and the likes of) those extra kilos are a result of your body needing them for doing the work that you put it through.

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If you just want to gain strength. Work on isometric contractions with slow eccentrics.


The strength your skeleton gets isn't dependent on size the muscle but size of your tendons.



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