Hypertrophy course

Introduction & Overview

Hypertrophy is one of the major goals among serious weight trainees. Pretty much everybody who decides to lift weights wants to gain muscle, whether they know it or not! Those who want to get bigger obviously know they want to build muscle, but those who simply aspire to be lean, defined, and athletic-looking will also need to significantly increase their muscle mass if they want to achieve the look they desire. Guys and gals who want to get stronger will also have to add muscle tissue, after all, muscle is the engine that moves the weight. Heck, even elderly individuals should try to increase muscle mass to maintain a better quality of life and reduce the risk of serious injuries.

In this course, Christian will teach you how he trains people for hypertrophy. You will learn the up-to-date science of muscle growth. What the best methods, loading parameters, and exercises are, as well as what type of training works best for different individuals. You will also learn Christian’s step-by-step process to program design.

As a bonus, several extra topics will be covered such as: Can you gain muscle with the Olympic lifts? Bodyweight training? Training like a powerlifter? Should men and women train the same way? How much muscle can you realistically gain in one year? In your whole lifting career? How do you fix a lagging body part?

If muscle growth is a topic that interests you, this course is a must

Part 1

Hypertrophy course

Module 1

Introduction to Hypertrophy

Module 2

Programing for Hypertrophy

Module 3

The science of Hypertrophy


Module 1

Introduction to Hypertrophy

In this first section, we will see the benefits of hypertrophy training on physical appearance, strength, athletic performance, health, and well-being. We will introduce the various factors involved in muscle growth and discuss why different people respond differently to the various training approaches and methods. We will even see how to evaluate which method will be more appropriate for someone.

Module 2

Programing for Hypertrophy

In this third section, we will put everything together and see the step by step process that I use to design hypertrophy training programs. How many times per week should you train? What are the best training splits? How do you structure your workouts? Do you use one or several approaches to the same training phase? What about during the workout itself, should you use one or several growth mechanisms? As a bonus, we will also talk about several interesting topics that I’m often asked about like if you can build muscle with the Olympic lifts or with bodyweight training? How much muscle can you hope to gain, etc.

Module 3

The science of Hypertrophy

Now that we introduced the various ways of stimulating muscle growth we will see each of these approaches in greater details. How does each mechanism work? What are the optimal training parameters? Volume, load, contraction type, exercise selection, rest intervals, etc. The goal is understanding the effect that each method will have on the body and how to plan a session for each approach.


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What does the course include?

  • Online course notes, the equivalent of 35 pages of written content. 

  • Approximately 3 hours of video content by Coach Thibaudeau
  • A E-Certificate of successful completion
  • A self-assessment questionnaire at the end of each module and an online multiple-choice final exam to confirm the completion of the Course
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  • What topics are covered?

    – The benefits of hypertrophy

    – Why different people should use different training approaches

    – The 5 pathways for muscle growth

    – How to train each pathway and the best parameters to use

    – How to design hypertrophy training programs

    – Free-weights versus machines?

    – Getting muscular with the Olympic lifts

    – Getting muscular with body weight training

    – Training for men versus women

    – Maximum muscle gain capacities

    – Fixing lagging muscle groups

  • How long will it take me to take the course?

    You can expect to take approximately 4 hours to complete the course. The course is split into three modules that should take you between 30 to 90 minutes each.

  • What is the difficulty level of the course?

    It does cover some advanced science, so you will need at least a basic understanding of training and physiology. Even though Coach Thibaudeau is great at simplifying complex topics, coaches with some experience in the trenches will benefit the most from the course.

  • What should I expect to gain from this course?

    You will gain a deeper understanding on muscle growth, why certain methods work and how to use that knowledge to design effective training programs. My goal is not to turn you into a muscle scientist or a social media professional debater, but to make you better at designing effective training programs.

  • When do I have to take the exam?

    We recommend you take the self-assessment questionnaire as soon as you have completed each module. Once you reach the end of the Course, you will be invited to pass the final exam. Note that the exam is timed, therefore once you start, you must complete it entirely. You will receive your certificate once you have successfully completed the exam.

  • Where is the manual that is referred to in the video?

    Your “manual” is the online course notes available once you have logged into your account.

  • What is the refund policy?

    This purchase is non-refundable

  • This course is it approved by NSCA? 

    Yes, it is, for 0.5 CEU.