What is Metabolic Stress?

Read on to find out all about metabolic stress and discover how it can be used to achieve muscle hypertrophy. 

Mechanical tension and muscle damage, along with metabolic stress, are the three ways to achieve muscle hypertrophy. Mechanical tension and muscle damage can be achieved by applying progressive overload in the form of increased weight or by performing more reps for the same weight over a period of time to target growth in the size of muscles, also called hypertrophy.