The Scientific Secret of Strength and Muscle Growth

  • DCEric

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    Jun 14, 2013 12:01 PM GMT
    Despite the name, this isn't a product for sale, but it may be just the excuse you are looking for if you can't hit your goals. In all seriousness, it's quite interesting that there is a maximum, and that it is different for each person.

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    Jun 14, 2013 2:31 PM GMT
    Nice series of info videos. This one confirms what we see in the gym.
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    Jun 14, 2013 5:53 PM GMT
    Thanks for posting this video. I know the info, it was good to see it in art form!
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    Jun 14, 2013 6:31 PM GMT
    I love ASAPScience's videos. I wonder if there will ever be a reasonably priced method to test a person's natural myostatin levels in order to determine their potential for muscular development.
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    Jun 15, 2013 12:12 AM GMT
    DCEric saidDespite the name, this isn't a product for sale, but it may be just the excuse you are looking for if you can't hit your goals. In all seriousness, it's quite interesting that there is a maximum, and that it is different for each person.


    It's good to see some science to back up these things that we already knew from experience.

    From what perspective do you think this is interesting? It's certainly interesting from a biomedical point of view. But from a sociological point of view, this certainly spells doom for many of us who must attain a certain body type to attract someone.
  • SkyMiles

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    Jun 15, 2013 3:45 AM GMT
    Eh, yeah, incredibly interesting yet depressing! So if you have naturally low levels of myostatin you'd be massively strong and muscular without ever having to even set foot in a gym. If you have high levels then you're probably wasting your time icon_sad.gif
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    Jun 15, 2013 4:09 AM GMT
    I could probably bottle and sell my extreme abundance of myostatin to twinks who never want to gain muscle lol....
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    Jun 15, 2013 11:30 AM GMT
    bachian said
    DCEric saidDespite the name, this isn't a product for sale, but it may be just the excuse you are looking for if you can't hit your goals. In all seriousness, it's quite interesting that there is a maximum, and that it is different for each person.


    It's good to see some science to back up these things that we already knew from experience.

    From what perspective do you think this is interesting? It's certainly interesting from a biomedical point of view. But from a sociological point of view, this certainly spells doom for many of us who must attain a certain body type to attract someone.


    You're doing it wrong.
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    Jun 15, 2013 2:42 PM GMT
    DCEric said
    bachian said
    DCEric saidDespite the name, this isn't a product for sale, but it may be just the excuse you are looking for if you can't hit your goals. In all seriousness, it's quite interesting that there is a maximum, and that it is different for each person.


    It's good to see some science to back up these things that we already knew from experience.

    From what perspective do you think this is interesting? It's certainly interesting from a biomedical point of view. But from a sociological point of view, this certainly spells doom for many of us who must attain a certain body type to attract someone.


    You're doing it wrong.


    How would I do it right? I'm all ears!
  • DCEric

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    Jun 17, 2013 4:54 PM GMT
    bachian said
    DCEric said
    bachian said
    DCEric saidDespite the name, this isn't a product for sale, but it may be just the excuse you are looking for if you can't hit your goals. In all seriousness, it's quite interesting that there is a maximum, and that it is different for each person.


    It's good to see some science to back up these things that we already knew from experience.

    From what perspective do you think this is interesting? It's certainly interesting from a biomedical point of view. But from a sociological point of view, this certainly spells doom for many of us who must attain a certain body type to attract someone.


    You're doing it wrong.


    How would I do it right? I'm all ears!


    Doing it right: Recognizing that getting a certain body type may attract someone one for a brief period, it will NOT make you an attractive person. Taking your body as one aspect of who you are and not the determinant factor in attracting a (for lack of a better word) mate is doing it right.
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    Jun 17, 2013 11:34 PM GMT
    DCEric saidDoing it right: Recognizing that getting a certain body type may attract someone one for a brief period, it will NOT make you an attractive person. Taking your body as one aspect of who you are and not the determinant factor in attracting a (for lack of a better word) mate is doing it right.


    I really appreciate that you took the time to explain your point. While I agree that physical attraction is not sufficient for a LTR, it is most definitely determinant. If you are gay, even if you find a woman with every personality trait you desire, she will still have the body of a woman and for that reason alone she can at best be your friend. Whether you're willing to admit it or not, you certainly have limits on what you find physically attractive in a man. I'm also quite sure that if a man falls outside those limits, he will be, at best, a friend. So much for a "temporary" thing.

    You can say that there is no way to make fire with fuel alone, that fuel is just one ingredient of fire -- and I agree. But without fuel, even if you have all other ingredients, there is no fire.
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    Jun 18, 2013 11:06 PM GMT
    I really liked what they said around the 2:30 mark -- that your levels are for your optimum metabolic rate...or something to that matter, i'm paraphrasing. but overall, what it's getting to is that whether you have high or low myostatin levels, you're still a unique individual and you shouldn't be disappointed in yourself.