Day 333 - Muscles Remember Past Glory
These results contradict previous studies that show lots of cell death in muscles during atrophy. Gunderson’s team examined individual cells in the wasting muscles and found that there is apoptosis going on, but that other cells are dying, not the muscle fibers or their extra nuclei. The extra nuclei stick around for at least three months — a long time for a mouse, which lives a couple of years on average, Gundersen says.These findings suddenly hold great potential for how we view resistance training and its effects on the human body. The article over at Wired discusses these new-found observations and how they may change the our viewpoint on exercise science. I highly recommend making the jump and reading up on "muscle memory!"
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