Updated: Oct 31
Everyone meet Skylar Schroeder. Skylar was just your skinny young teenager with strong aspirations of becoming his biggest and best self. Fast forward 6 months later and he had gained 35 lbs. of raw muscle mass following sound nutrition and training advice. But that is neither here nor there. If you're interested in the collective approach Skylar used then feel free to contact me from the website and I would love to answer any of your questions.
Today I just want to take a brief moment to discuss the actual brains to the operation inside your muscle cells that are responsible for muscular growth. And that is what is commonly referred to as the "Myonuclei." You can simply view these as tiny control centers that reside nearby your muscle that contribute themselves to growing muscle once a successful workout has been finished, or you have applied the proper muscle building stimulus in your training. If not, there won't be much activity of the Myonuclei and you sure as hell aren't going to get any bigger or gain appreciable muscle mass. And if you are eating more in hopes of gaining some size like my man Skylar did, then odds are more than likely you are just going to gain more fat and subsequently set yourself up for reduce hormone levels (i.e. Testosterone), poorer performance, higher body fat levels, and much more internal dysfunction from all from simply not lifting right in the weight room.
Another added benefit of gaining size is that you increase and maintain your myonuclei levels even when your muscles atrophy or you lose muscle mass due to training inconsistency, layoffs, injury, etc. This is one of several explanations for why people re-gain weight so quickly once they've gotten bigger in the past.