Course Introduction

DTS Hypertrophy Fundamentals teaches the physiological principles of muscle growth so you can design training programs optimized for Hypertrophy. Training for Hypertrophy is not a “one-size fits all.” This dynamic and scientifically-based course explains how muscle grows and the different ways to achieve it. DTS Hypertrophy Fundamentals takes you through multiple training styles and helps you implement them. This course gives you the practical skills and maps out the exact action steps from periodization to nutritional advice.

Course Outline

Module 1 Hypertrophy Expectations

  • Genetics 
  • Age
  • Gender
  • Current Physical Condition and Expected Muscule Growth 

Module 2 Muscle Cell Function 

  • Cell Review
  • Muscle Fibre Types
  • Muscle Fibre Ratios
  • Principles of Motor Units
  • Fascia's Affect on Hypertrophy
  • Muscle Cell Summary 


Module 3 Science of Hypertrophy 

  • ​Intro to Hypertrophy 
  • Sarcoplasmic Hypertrophy
  • Myofibrillar Hypertrophy
  • Hyperplasia
  • The Science of Hypertrophy Summary 

Module 4 Mechanical Tension

  • Mechanisms of Hypertrophy 1
  • Motor Units 
  • Load
  • Velocity
  • Mind Muscle Connection 
  • Muscle Actions
  • Length-Tension Relationship
  • Mechanical Tension Summary

Module 5 Metabolic Stress

  • Mechanisms of Hypertrophy 2
  • Metabolites
  • Muscle Fibre Recruitment
  • Hormones & Myokines
  • Cell Swelling
  • Blood Flow Restriction
  • Metabolic Stress Summary

Module 6 Muscle Damage

  • Mechanisms of Hypertrophy 3
  • Contraction Type
  • Intensity & Volume
  • Inflammation
  • Muscle Damage Summary

Module 7 Training Variables 

  • Intensity 
  • Volume
  • Tempo
  • Time Under Tension
  • Rest Intervals

Module 8 Exercise Selection 

  • Exercise Selection Intro
  • Range of Motion
  • ROM Shoulder Example
  • Strength Curves
  • Exercise Order

Module 9 Periodization 

  • ​Periodization 101
  • Micro-Cycles
  • Meso Cycles
  • Macro Cycles
  • Training Method Selection

Module 10 Training Methods 

  • ​High Frequency Training Method
  • Cluster Training Method
  • Giant Sets Method
  • DTS Fully Loaded Method
  • ISO-Hold Method
  • Drop-Set Method
  • Post-Fatigue Method
  • Wave-Loading Method 

Module 11 Protein Synthesis

  • Protein Synthesis 101
  • mTOR
  • mTOR - Factor 1 - Resistance Training
  • mTOR - Factor 2 - Growth Factors
  • mTOR - Factor 3 - Protein
  • mTOR - Factor 4 - Insulin
  • Protein Synthesis Summary

Module 12 Nutrition for Hypertrophy

  • Nutrition for Hypertrophy
  • Meal Frequency
  • Nutrient Timing
  • Muscle Math Part 1
  • Muscle Math Part 2

Next Level Learning

Answer Every Question With One Course

  • How a muscle cell adapts to different forms of stimulation
  • ​What training variables to use to trigger different forms of cell adaptation
  • ​How to properly select and periodize training methods
  • What to eat to support continual growth 
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Having taken DTS Level 1 over 7 years ago, it remains my top certification. The course really cemented many key principles that I still work with to this day. The team at DTS Fitness Education are able to speak and work with trainers in a way that very few can. If you are seeking a high quality education provider, DTS Fitness Education will not disappoint. I highly recommend them to all health and fitness professionals. 

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