We Can Improve Your Strength By Building Muscle
We all can benefit from strength building. If you are like most people, you’ve been faced with a task or a routine that gives you pause as you wonder if you are strong enough to accept the challenge. We all remember a day when we ‘could have’ and with the Power of 10 strength training, we think you still can.
I want to look lean and sculpted but not bulked up.
Relax – and then start working out! Very few people are genetically predisposed to look like Mr. Olympia, and if you’re one of those very few, you probably already know it. The truth is, muscle always looks better than fat, and if you are looking for an aesthetic improvement as well as a healthy one, muscle building is still the way to go.
“Bulking up” is dependent on several variables, many of which are entirely genetic. Most people simply do not have the inherited traits necessary to develop the enormous muscles people have begun to associate with weight training, and in fact have inherited systems that guard against developing too much muscle.
Myostatin is just one of these biological mechanisms. Myostatin, also known as growth differentiation factor 8, abbreviated “GDF8″, is a secreted TGF beta protein family member that inhibits muscle differentiation and growth. Myostatin is one of a number of built-in governors in the human body that ensures your body is comprised of more than just muscle, so that you can survive during times of famine. Most people have enough myostatin in their system to avoid turning into the Incredible Hulk. If you’ve ever done any weight training and you aren’t already muscle-bound, you’re not going to be after Power of 10 – but you will be in much better shape.
Printed in the Journal of Physiology: A practical model of low-volume high-intensity interval training induces mitochondrial biogenesis in human skeletal muscle: potential mechanisms. This study demonstrates High-intensity interval training (HIT) induces skeletal muscle metabolic and performance adaptations that resemble traditional endurance training despite a low total exercise volume.