Friday, July 3, 2015
Muscle Memory: Strength Training
The primary concepts behind true muscle memory, is when the subconscious mind, brain, whatever, remembers all the months and months and/or years of training that you have ever endured, no matter if it's aerobic or for increased strength and muscle mass. The benefit of such, for example, is a person that has lifted weights for 10 years. Then, that very same person has a long layoff for, say, 3 years. Well, that particular person can start strength training again and gain muscle mass and strength much more quicker than the average person who has very little weight-training experience. Yeah, that's pretty cool, eh?
This subject popped into my head a few days ago, when I was listening to somebody stress-out over not working out for a few weeks. I told them that you usually don't lose any muscle tissue after the first couple of weeks from not working out, unless you just quit eating. I also mentioned to them about muscle memory and said that if they have trained for a lengthy period of time, your body will remember and quickly try to get you back to where you were - before the layoff. Of course, factors like aging and hormone levels can work against you, regardless of your muscle memory, but it's an interesting subject nonetheless.
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