You hit the gym for the first time forever and now you can barely move... that means you're getting totally ripped, right? Maybe! Find out on this week's QQ!
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At first probably. At first it means you worked hard enough to stimulate growth. After some years it is just pain and there will be no growth of the main muscle. There may be some growth in the supporting muscle groups. I work machining steel and move thousands of pounds per day and have for years. I'm not the Hulk but have more muscle than I want.. and more fat. In my youth I lifted weights, mostly dumbells, and put on more muscle mass than I now want. The extra weight is hard on my knees and hips.
how is it like your muscles want you going back to the gym?they just adapt it all. that's like saying since your metabolism slows when you don't eat them you body likes it when you don't eat... like what?
"More pain does not mean more gain" yet when there is no pain there is no gain. And when you get used to it and don't get sore, your workout does not get easier as you add more weight. You should always be a bit sore after your workout because that's how you know it's working. If you aren't getting sore, you aren't gaining more muscle, you are merely maintaining it. For science, this isn't containing all aspects of science. Create theory, test theory, adjust theory, test again, and so on until you have definitive proof and then you do the conclusion.
Muscle growth is signaled by pgf2a, an inflamatory prostaglandin. This is likely caused by the release of precursors (arachadonic acid etc.) due to the micro traumas. Interestingly enough NSAIDS, which interfere with vaious prostaglandin synthesis broadly, have little effect on DOMS but has been shown to inhibit hypertrophy. I think this suggests that DOMS is not related directly to prostaglandin induced inflamation response but has another, as yet unknown cause.
When you first start lifting the muscle soreness is the WORST! I remember the first 3 weeks my biceps were so sore I couldn't even straighten my arms, the soreness does get easier though, it will still happen but much more manageable
In my oppinion sorenes caused by lactic acid causes no gains but sorenes coused by muscle damage by overloading does. The first is dumping byproducts in the muscles because they were brought out of their hibernation and the second is repairing damaged cells and toughening them up to be able to cope with the stress they were introduced to.
This type of science is out of his area of expertise. You should look up someone that's an actual expert in this area like Ben Pak , Dr.Lane Norton or Dr. Jacob Wilson. Your not going to be an expert in this area just by Googling a few science articles.
you can absolutely be protein deficient. My brother was having very bad pains in his testicles and thought is was cancer or something. he went to the doctor and they said his protein was too low.
I think you would have to have a really bad diet to be protein deficient.
It has been proven beyond doubt in body building and martial art circle. The muscle soreness will be remedied with steroid which can let you train again faster as the muscle is beefed up with supplement protein. Thai boxer purposely bruised their leg bone and muscle against sandbag everyday so it has a strength and hardness that is beyond normal.
First of all, the body only needs a percentage of roughly 15% of your diet to consist of protein. More protein won't help, as it will be passed on as waste. So consuming large amounts of protein just makes it more interesting while you're on the can. Second, the process of damaging the body to make it stronger is known as Wolff's Law and Davis's Law. Both laws respectively pertain to applying certain stresses to bones and soft tissues to create microfractures and small tears. These damages will be repaired with the ability to withstand the stresses, which is how weightlifting builds muscle while making the bones denser. However, like with the protein more is not better. High stresses will create more significant damage, thus take longer to repair. This slows down the process and renders it all a moot point.
I always imagined the damage to the muscle will be healed with "extra",
much like you get for broken bones, they break, but when they mend they are stronger with more thick connections in the bone structure.
eccentric contractions have been shown to generate greater amounts of force, the mechanism for that isn't entirely understood either. however, what that means is that utilising these eccentric contractions during your exercise will induce mechanical tension and damage, with growth alongside this.
you also have to consider the neural adaptations. For example, you can lift a weight one week and it may seem easier the next, you may not have any additional muscle fibre diameter but infact body learns to recruit more motor units and hence fibres
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