fagneticspermeability saidWow, great question. Wish I could answer but I'm not sure. Oh and it's myofibrillar hypertrophy. I only know this cuz I looked it up.
All I remember learning is that the more lean muscle tissue you have on your body the higher your basal metabolic rate will be. It will be higher because the metabolic processes and activity needed to maintain true lean muscle mass is greater than it is for adipose tissue.
So I wonder if this is even necessary (regarding the manner in which one trains) and it it's really more of a matter of existing body composition.
Also, certain herbs can be taken during your IF state to increase thermogenesis to increase energy expenditure and fat oxidation.
Is this your goal? Improved fat oxidation for a leaner, tighter, sexier you?
Gaining lean muscle is my primary goal - though my chest and arms (the ego muscles, lol) are the last to respond to training. I'm not looking to be body-builder big (which to me would be a tad impractical), but something along the lines of a relaxed 46" chest and 16" arms.... would be nice.
I'm following the StrongLifts 5x5 protocol for now, but at week 11/12 I'm trying to decide if I should change that up some.
My reading thus far is that low rep/high weights stimulate myofibrillar growth, which will definitely make one stronger, but not vastly bigger.
Denser muscles, I guess?