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Popularized by Bryan Haycock, hypertrophy specific training (HST) is based upon the principles of mechanical load, chronic stimuli, progressive load, and strategic deconditioning.
This training style is best utilized by bodybuilders, though it can be used by powerlifters and other athletes to spark muscle growth and work capacity in the off-season.
The spreadsheet below is not the official Hypertrophy Specific Training spreadsheet developed by Bryan Haycock. You can find those here.
Instead, this is an adaptation made by this guy that is drastically simpler, retains the training principles, and is Google Sheets friendly so it works on your phone. The choice is yours!
The program attached below is structured as follows:
- 8 week program
- 3 workouts per week
- All 3 compound movements per workout
- 8 accessory movements per workout
- Only 1-2 sets per movement
- Weight increases each workout
Hypertrophy Specific Training Google Spreadsheet