We all have a fascination with muscles and strength; whether we want to be stronger, feel better or look like Superman. There are many proposed strategies and exercise regimens to get this done. However, what if I told you that it was out of your control, and that your genetics may be entirely holding you back? Conversely, what if there was a secret out there that could lead you to super human strength?
The truth is your muscle size has a limit. Sure, it may seem obvious when your hear it, but your muscles are under the strict control of a protein called Myostatin, which determines exactly how large a muscle can become. This limit is different for everyone depending on their myostatin levels. As a muscle reaches this limit, myostatin prevents any further growth. However, if the myostatin itself is limited or absent, this muscle limit suddenly goes away.
The reason why some people bulk up easily, while others struggle to do so, is because the lower levels of myostatin the more muscle mass. Studies have shown that many champion body builders have naturally lower levels, or even entire deletions of the myostatin gene. Perhaps I would be right if I conclude that many champion bodybuilders owe their success more to genetics than their training or drug use.
Apart from muscle strength and growth, simple stretching can dramatically help anyone increase flexibility, improve balance and relieve the pain caused by muscles and joints stiffness. This will improve your pulling and pushing exercises. Pushing and pulling involves different muscles: pulling works the muscles of your back and your biceps while pushing exercises work the muscles of your chest, shoulder and triceps.
At the end of the day, whether you have naturally low or high myostatin levels, remember this is the level that is optimal for your mechanical and metabolic efficiency for your body. With proper exercise and general health, you will reach your own unique physiological peak. If this doesn’t work, you can push your own limits through training and hard work.
The only way to know how much myostatin you have is to get working for best results.