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Bodybuilding DOESN'T boost muscle strength
« on: September 24, 2015, 08:38:13 am »
Bodybuilding DOESN'T boost muscle strength:
People who lift weights are no stronger than those who don't, doctors claim

    New research found bodybuilders' muscles are bigger but not stronger than power athletes or men who don't lift weights at all
    Strength of muscle cells does not necessarily increase with their size
    Power athletes like sprinters or weight lifters had the strongest muscles
    This is because their muscles have to produce force more quickly

By Dr Lee Hamilton And Dr Angus Hunter For The Conversation
Published: 11:30, 24 September 2015
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-3247376/Bodybuilders-muscles-NO-stronger-people-never-lift-weights-don-t-exercise-all.html


Many a gym is filled with men with thighs the size of tree trunks sporting bulked up arms.

They spend hours grunting on a bench press, and eating only protein, until their biceps are bulging.

But new research has shown that while bodybuilders' muscles may look big, they are no stronger than men who don't lift weights at all.

A study found that although the muscles' individual fibres were larger, they produced a lower force, suggesting they were of poorer quality.

Writing for the Conversation,  Dr Lee Hamilton and Dr Angus Hunter, who lecture in exercise science and physiology at the University of Stirling, explain why bodybuilders may be the 'paper tigers' of the weightlifting world...

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-3247376/Bodybuilders-muscles-NO-stronger-people-never-lift-weights-don-t-exercise-all.html#ixzz3mfCEYu1j


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Re: Bodybuilding DOESN'T boost muscle strength
« Reply #1 on: September 24, 2015, 09:51:43 am »
Bodybuilding is about physique enhancement, not strength enhancement. Strength enhancement within someone's genetic limits is possible, but requires a different protocol.  This is why the top bodybuilders look different than the top weight lifters.
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Re: Bodybuilding DOESN'T boost muscle strength
« Reply #2 on: September 24, 2015, 09:58:17 am »
I only posted it as interesting and educational for the members.

I don't have a horse in this race.

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Re: Bodybuilding DOESN'T boost muscle strength
« Reply #3 on: September 24, 2015, 06:22:23 pm »
Cross training is where it's at ... just don't hurt yourself ...  get strong , stay strong

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