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Saturday, June 15, 2013

The amount of force a muscle can generate depends not just on the size of the muscle fibers but also on the number of fibers that can be activated and used. Each time you challenge your muscles to do more than they usually do, they learn to use more of your existing muscle fibers. Muscle fibers won't start getting bigger until after you reach the point where you're activating most of them--and you can gain a lot of strength before you get to that point.

I knew women don't have to worry about 'bulking up' but I did not know exactly what is involved in making muscles bigger.

Chris
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1STATEOFDENIAL 6/16/2013 12:02AM

    It's a good thing that it's not very easy to add muscle fibers, because once they're created they don't exactly disappear. So the guys (and a few women) who are bodybuilders with massive muscles, when they're older and can't maintain the muscles they're going to look pretty awful. Look at pictures of Arnold Schwarzenegger when he was a bodybuilder versus now and his body is all saggy; partially from the large amount of unused muscle fibers and partially from stretching his skin due to the huge muscles. See here:
http://www.diet-blog.com/0
5/flabby_arnold_inspirational.php

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STITCH4EVER 6/15/2013 4:50PM

    WHAT I WANT TO KNOW IS THIS. HOW CAN YOU USE YOUR MUSCLES WITHOUT MOVING A COUPLE OF YOUR JOINTS. EVERYTHING I TRY HURTS. AND THEY TELL ME, WHEN IT HURTS - STOP! AT THAT RATE I WILL HAVE HANGING SKIN FOR THE REST OF MY LIFE SINCE I AM STILL LOSING. BUT WITHOUT THE EXERCISE, LOTS OF SAGGING GOING ON. COME UP WITH SOMETHING FOR ME WOULD YOU?
ERIN

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BEESPARKLE 6/15/2013 3:37PM

    Last year my muscles were pretty good. This year because of inactive my muscles are bad but aye I am 71 know Spring chicken I am a chunky Chicken now. emoticon

Thanks for the info.

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TXMEMAW6 6/15/2013 9:58AM

    Great info. Thanks for sharing. Hugs coming your way!

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NASFKAB 6/15/2013 9:54AM

  thanks

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BUSYGRANNY5 6/15/2013 9:32AM

    I appreciate this information, as I continue to work on getting rid of my bat wings!

Have a great day!

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WILDKAT781 6/15/2013 9:15AM

    good info - thanks
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GRAMMY_22 6/15/2013 8:41AM

    thanks for the info!!!

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