Most effective way to cause hyperthrophy in a muscle?

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There's many articles online about the best types of exercises etc... but I want to look at it from a scientific/molecular point of view. What sort of movements would increase the chances of a muscle tearing (microscopically)?

Is there a threshold for the amount of weight you have to lift in order to see any progress?
For example would 100 reps with 1lb be as effective as 50 reps with 2lb?

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Rather than damage yourself or waste a lot of effort, please go to a gym or find a verified expert on the internet.
This forum is not the best possible choice. AFAIK there are no exercise physiology majors here.

Don't accept adhoc half gluteus maximus answers. From here or anywhere else. (I used the anatomical term for the muscle you sit on. PF software "edits" other more mundane terms.)

Just because someone is a gym regular does not make that person an expert. So beware.
 
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Rather than damage yourself or waste a lot of effort, please go to a gym or find a verified expert on the internet.
This forum is not the best possible choice. AFAIK there are no exercise physiology majors here.

Don't accept adhoc half gluteus maximus answers. From here or anywhere else. (I used the anatomical term for the muscle you sit on. PF software "edits" other more mundane terms.)

Just because someone is a gym regular does not make that person an expert. So beware.
I figured since there's a lot of engineering experts here they could give me some insight into how a component is best put under stress.
 
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A good place to start is The Lore of Running, 4th Edition, by Dr. Tim Noakes. It has 944 pages of exercise physiology goodness, plus another 100 pages or so of bibliography. The bibliography is online, not in the book. The index is not very good, so you will need to read the entire book while taking notes. Amazon has it: https://www.amazon.com/Lore-Running...oakes&qid=1595979045&sr=8-1&tag=pfamazon01-20.

I figured since there's a lot of engineering experts here
Better to ask athletes, athletic coaches, bodybuilders, and exercise physiologists. Especially exercise physiologists. There's a good running forum at: https://runningahead.com/forums. They could probably point you to an exercise physiologist.

And don't ask me. While I read the book, not much of it registered, so I just go out and run. Thirteen marathons as of last October.
 
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