Weight Training and Strength Training

Does weight training increase muscle mass?

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Done in the right form, absolutely. It is, however, possible to do training that has little or no influence on muscle mass due to the makeup of muscle.

Strength training with lower rep ranges (1-5 repetitions per set) and bodybuilding style hypertrophy training, which tends to have rep ranges of between 8-20, certainly can increase muscle mass either through one of two potential mechanisms of growth.

Longer duration or repetition endurance work, due to the nature of the slower twitch muscle fibers which do not have the same propensity for growth as those used in heavier weight work, does not cause the same increase in mass.

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