I personally don't believe this anymore. It's some kind of simple and horrible way to explain what goes on with muscle fibers. But I honestly don't see them tearing, for tissue to tear, it should hurt extensively, cause scar tissue, and take long than a few days to heal. Over time if the muscles did tear, all the muscle tissue would be replaced with scar tissue.
So seriously here, whats going on to the muscle? I can handle the mumbo jumbo of physiology.
07-10-2008, 09:31 AM #1
Do muscles actually TEAR when you workout??
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07-10-2008, 09:52 AM #3
From what basic understanding I have....
You tear down the muscles in the gym through resistance training, creating micro-tears in the muscles. You then eat to fuel muscle repair and you rest so your muscles actually repair themselves, bigger and stronger than before.
^^This is what I've always understood it to be.
07-10-2008, 10:00 AM #4
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The first phase of muscle injury is immediate mechanical damage. Muscle cells / fibers can get injured from the repeated stretch and strain that the training loads inflict. It's more like micro-trauma because it occurs at a cellular level.
The second phase of muscle injury is associated with changes in the biochemical processes within muscle tissue following intense exercise - which includes inflammation, immune suppression, etc...
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