- White blood cells known as T-cells, immune system responders, are present in your sore muscles following exercise.
- While all types of training activate one gene (PGC-1-alpha), the proteins produced are not the same for different exercises, so the body responds with different physical effects (more or less muscle).
- Researchers have found a new method of growing muscle fiber in a lab, something that will be beneficial in the studying of muscular dystrophies.
- A new study treated patients who were deficient with vitamin D and saw that muscles became far more efficient after treatment with the hormone. Research can go a long way to help the elderly, people with muscle diseases and even athletes.
- A muscle building diet has to incorporate all three of the major food groups: protein, fats and carbohydrates. Protein, fats and carbohydrates each play an important role in helping one to build muscle. The majority of one's diet should come from healthy carbohydrates which act as your body's main energy source.
- Drinking beer can keep you strong in old age, according to Japanese scientists who found a substance in hops that can actually prevent muscle tissue from deteriorating.
- Scientists are implanting pieces of pig tissue in wounded soldiers to help regrow torn-out muscle in a new clinical trial.
- Want to get jacked, but too lazy to hit the weight room?
- Scientists concluded that 30 minutes of daily exercise was as "equally effective" at losing weight as 60 minutes of training.