Evidence versus belief-based practice for induction of muscular hypertrophy


Stuart Phillips

Muscular hypertrophy, as a part of the basis of strength gains, is a sought-after goal of many athletes. Hypertrophy arises due to a number of processes, but chief among them is an imbalance between the rates of muscle protein synthesis (MPS), and muscle protein breakdown (MPB), favouring net new muscle protein synthesis. The factors that stimulate MPS and/or supress MPB are driven by a number of factors, and in this presentation a detailed discussion of how protein supplementation, load and hormones affect hypertrophy will be undertaken BIOG: Dr Stuart Phillips joined McMaster University in 1999 and is currently a full Professor in the Department of Kinesiology and the School of Medicine. He holds a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Skeletal Muscle Health and is Director of both the McMaster Centre for Nutrition, Exercise, and Health Research, and the Physical Activity Centre of Excellence. Dr Phillips is a fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine and the American College of Nutrition, has authored more than 250 research papers, given more than 120 public presentations, and advised more than 30 graduate students.