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(Medical Xpress)   Furiosity follows frequency   ( divider line
    More: Followup, Muscle, Muscle contraction, muscle strength, Physical exercise, groups of participants, arm resistance exercise, maximal voluntary eccentric bicep contractions, four-week training study  
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831 clicks; posted to STEM » on 15 Aug 2022 at 7:20 PM (14 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook

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2022-08-15 7:32:52 PM  
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Can relate.
2022-08-15 8:32:33 PM  
**masturbation intensifies**
2022-08-15 8:54:21 PM  
I can totally buy that a little but every day is better than a lot rarely, but there's problems with that study as presented in TFA.

1) Why didn't they test the very common routine of three workout days, with at least a day of rest between each? The most common are Monday, Wednesday, Friday workouts.

2) No mention of controlling for participant's fitness levels. A beginner sees pretty significant muscle gains compared to someone who has been lifting for a while. They are called "noob gains". That applies even if you give the experienced person heavier weight or more reps. Even though they are working as hard or harder, you aren't going to see muscle mass and strength change as drastically for them as you would in a beginner.

3) No mention of controlling for diet or lifestyle. Part of muscle growth is feeding that growth. If you don't run a caloric surplus you ain't adding muscle. For the same reason a more generally active person may not gain muscle. Even sleep patterns can affect this.
2022-08-15 9:03:38 PM  

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Can relate.

What's the frequency, Kenneth?
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