Muscle Memory Exists at a DNA Level

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Muscle Memory Exists at a DNA Level

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/01/180130091144.htm

Study also proposes that AAS improve this muscle memory. Very interesting read....

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Interesting Read for sure.

Interesting Read for sure. Thanks for sharing. I guess the implied task here is that doing AAS may have a muscle memory advantage which is advantageous over nonusers. I have no data other than my own experience and this somewhat proves true in my case. Im on TRT and during my last bulking cycle I hit several PRs in Bench, Deads, and Squat. After cycle and back on TRT for several months I initially lost strength in each lift but slowly got back up to my former PRs while on just on TRT. 

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Interesting article. Thanks

Interesting article. Thanks for sharing. Nice follow up with personal experience too, BN :)

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Thanks for sharing this

Thanks for sharing this article. I saved it to my bookmarks and will definitely read it. Here is the link to the abstract referenced in the article - https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-018-20287-3

Conclusion- We identify that human skeletal muscle possesses an epigenetic memory of earlier acute and chronic anabolic stimuli when encountering later muscle hypertrophy. 

 

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Very interesting. Links in a

Very interesting. Links in a fascinating way with some recent psychological studies that show trauma can be passed down through DNA, it seems crazy but it's potentially true.

Mice introduced to trauma in a situation, when their descendants are placed in the same situation they react with fear that has no place in their experience...even to multiple generations but other mice placed in the same scenario with no trauma have no reaction.

So what more will we learn to expand human potential: Mentally, Physically, Spiritually and Socially as we unlock hidden triggers within not just our minds but our very DNA?  

Lots of fun! tHanks for sharing! 

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If only we could tap into our DNA

If only we could tap into our DNA in real time. If we could just add the natural muscle building ability that some people seem to be gifted with. On second thoughts when would we stop if we had these powers. When we where 7ft 400lb of pure muscel would it really make us happy. Is it not the differences between us all that truly make us who we are.  Take a way our differentces so we where all equal I personally think it would also take away the very thing that drives us to want to better our selves. The thing that makes us human. Having it all could take more away than it gives.

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Bam... you nailed it Buddy.

Bam... you nailed it Buddy.

All in all I want to be the best 'me' I can be. I stopped comparing myself to others a long time ago and embraced the divinity of my uniqueness. Might sound a bit sappy but it provides me with contentment. 

There is nothing more frustrating than watching someone trying to be something you KNOW they can never be because they are so caught up in comparisons. 

False expectations is premature resentment. ;)

 

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Those who expect, will be

Those who expect, will be disappointed (I think I read this in the Tao Te Ching a long time ago...)

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same as "Expectation is the

same as "Expectation is the Cause of Misery"

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Totally agree with both of

Totally agree with both of you 100% Do not get me wrong I do want to get larger and I am sure over time with trail and error. I will get to a point where I reach my max potential with in my ability. The rest will sit in the hands of fate depending on what cards life plans on dealing me. But I will look back at my self hopefully many many years from now and be able to say I did it I pushed my mind and body to its max. I have raised 6 children mostly as a single parent that took a big chunk of my life that I do not regret as they are grown up and now living there own lives. In my experience it takes a strong person mentally to reach your best I believe the mental part is with out a doubt the biggest factor in how far you get in life. master your mind and the body will follow.

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Wow... I really enjoy what I

Wow... I really enjoy what I just read from the 3 posts above mine..  I used to set expectations way too high for other and be disappointed.. Now, I set expectations/goals as high as I can for myself. I certainly wont fail myself..

Jason with 6 kids and Blast who loves his daughter so much. SemperFi,  Wants to be the Best man, Father and Grandfather he can be... This just makes me Happy...  Over achieve my friends and then do more....

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Glad we made you feel happy

Glad we made you feel happy inside Strong. Some of the best reads on these forums are the stories that come from the heart. I love reading how this sport changes peoples lives. Even with injury's that would make the average joe give up this sport brings them back on track . It defiantly has changed me It has given me the ability to really focus on my goals. Both in the gym and outside. My mind is sharper (if not a bit over emotional when on cycle due to extra hormones I shed a tear at nearly every emotional story lol). My point in a nut shell we as a human race together thrive when being pushed and tested to our max we are at our strongest when the odds are against us. I personally feel we become weaker physically and mentally when we have nothing to aim for in life. Its almost like the body and mind have lost all purpose so it just gives up. They key is simple set a new challenges one step at a time and keep moving the goal post. Do not settle for second best be Your best and nothing less.

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Jason you little stud. Well

Jason you little stud. Well said.  Mental is the most important. Gain that strength. The rest won't just follow - it becomes secondary. 

Fun test, what would your work out be if you viewed it's number one source being a stronger and healthier mind?  

How is your lift focused if the purpose wasn't larger muscle but greater mental health and mental capacity (muscle strength would come as a side benefit).  ?

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The mind mastering the rest

The mind mastering the rest will follow to me is more like a long chain of mental choices made over a life time. If you can convince your self it's time to change to take a different direction or even to just advance your current goal. There is the next battle of putting it into practice to make the next step join that gym pick up that weight or get out and take that first run. If we mange this we move on to multiple choices. where to start whats my goal do I want, strength,size,cardio. And sorting out the optimal diet (massively over looked by many) etc.  Get past this and you will still have years of many mistakes and victory's, Plus having the balls to admit our mistakes and learn from them and the mistakes of others (life is too short to make all the mistakes our self's).  If we decide this is what we want to go for it TO BE THE BEST YOU CAN BECOME (quote from one one of our fellow MG brothers). There is the life long commitment putting your self and your goals at the forefront of life as much as possible to enable you to reach your goal. The dedication of good training diet/eating habits .YOU CAN NOT OUT TRAIN POOR DIET  (another excellent quote from one one of our fellow MG brothers). And cost it is not free to bulk up mass protein costs money you can train on a limited budget. if you plan your meals look around for the best value for your buck. (beans, eggs , chicken, peanut butter, etc can be bought cheaply).  This all takes mental preparation to succeed. To top this there will be times when you just do not feel up to it there will also possible be knock backs due to injury's life kicking you in the nuts illness etc. But if your focused strong willed and determined enough you will bounce back you will succeed. You will become stronger healthier and above all a lot wiser person.

So to answer your fun test in a short answer LOL. My work out would stay the same as its a combination of mental determination and pushing my physical limitations. You can strengthen your mind and body together by staying focused by improving your health and diet by keeping the mind active by constantly challenging your self mentally and pushing the body physically. This in its self leads to a stronger better person (in most cases).  With out the mind we are nothing with out a body we would not exist. But when you take control of your mind and body and bring them together as one we are capable of some truly amazing things.    Just look at what so many have achieved right here on MG it makes me feel proud to be even a small part this community. 

If I am totally honest when I started lifting weights I originally joined the gym because I had just gone through a real rough patch in my life. I went from having a good home partner and half decent job. Due to some sad pathetic workers that did not want me as there manager. They set about trying to have me stabbed had my car rammed of the road numerate attempts to jump me in gangs over a 6 month period.  The final straw was when they started threatening my children and smashing my elderly mothers windows. I had to swallow my pride quit my job and leave the area completely.  I lost every thing even lost lots of weight and many patches of hair.  I had to start from scratch It did give me depression and anxiety problems. but I reached a point and mentally told my self  I needed to beat this. So having plenty of spare time I decided I would take this chance to see how Going the gym could help. And it did I had a place to channel my anger Having some thing else to channel my mind in to. Doing this led to some fantastic gains in a short time I was hooked. I wanted more so I did LOTS and LOTS of researching a finally did some cycles kept to sensible doses and still made massive gains. my depression lifted my confidence come back I am currently looking to get back in to work after renewing my door badge. This sport it truly saved my life. I do not even hold a grudge against them any more I have mental clarity and a great body that I may never of got if it was not for there actions. Yes I lost a lot but I gained even more in return.  

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great read

So much great info being passed around in my absence.  going to keep me coming back for more for sure.  

 

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Loved it Jason. Thanks. I

Loved it Jason. Thanks. I like to try to answer my own question. Feel free to critique please. 

If Healthy mind was the main goal of the workout. I would start with diet, and foods to help mentally....high Omega 3 and low cholesterol to ensure strong blood flow - and nutrients to help with nerve firing as the brain is basically a batch of nerves.

I would focus on each lift internally. Not just the strain and breaking down the muscle but how it connects to me mentally and spiritually. How can my mind keep the lift in balance and control to ensure no cheating but the purest return on the lift....this I believe would help to focus my mind to greater connectivity, awareness and health.   Also would pretty much be a perfect lift as well. Change is focus from external (just under the skin) to internal - brain and connectivity.