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  1. bitparity is offline

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    Exactly how does muscle build? The science.

    I notice most of the threads here are geared toward the practical ways of how to build muscle. But I'm curious as to exactly what is the science behind how muscle is built. I've tried searching, but that seems to be a bit of a dead end because any search inevitably results in a thread about sets and routines.

    Like I'm curious as to how muscles respond to diet and stimulation. Like, why does eating at specific times seem to benefit mass building? Or what happens to muscle while you're on a calorie deficit but still weight training? What exactly is the effect of rest between workouts on the muscle? I basically want to know what is actually happening to these muscle cells while I'm trying to build strength (or size).

    Can anybody point me to an article or thread to help me out here? Hope this isn't too general a question.
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    Posted On:
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    You might want to consider taking a biology course. There are answers to these questions, but to answer them in a thread would take a long time and a lot of typing.
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    Wikipedia would be a good place to start - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muscle
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    Have a look at T-nation (http://www.t-nation.com)?

    Most of the articles there about training contain a lot of sound scientific notes, but be prepared for a lot of reading. The articles aren't about science per-se, but most of the authors write about topics such as 'how muscle is built' in their muscle building programmes, 'aerobic/anaerobic metabolic pathways' in their endurance articles etc. It may not be the best way of gaining information but it's cheap :p

    Google will have something - I'll have a look later :)

    Some kind of human biology course would perhaps be best as mentioned above? Costs money but you're gonna be getting good advice and have plenty of opportunity to ask questions etc.
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    from wiki ...
    "Microtrauma, which is tiny damage to the fibres, is seen as the basis for hypertrophy. When microtrauma occurs (from weight training or other strenuous activities), the body responds by overcompensating, replacing the damaged tissue and adding more, so that the risk of repeat damage is reduced. This is why progressive overload is essential to continued improvement, as the body adapts and becomes more resistant to stress."

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muscle_hypertrophy
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    I always wondered what would happen if I whent on a calorie deficit to cut fat, but continued high protien and weight lifting.
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    You would continue to lose fat and muscle while you continued to eat high protein and weight trained. If you were working on improving your CNS, your strength would go up as well, but you would still lose muscle size.
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    ^ Speaking of which, how do you improve your CNS functioning in relation to strength? GTG?
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    Low rep, high intensity, high frequency, low volume. Starting Strength and Pavel's 3-5.
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    High intensity and high frequency? Wouldn't that prevent full recovery?

    From what I understand, programs like HIT, DC training, and Heavy Duty are all high intensity low frequency and are meant to lead to full recovery and hypertrophy while Pavel's stuff is meant to be extremely high frequency but medium intensity to "train" the nervous system, amirite?
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