Episode 216

216. Why knowing which muscles are active in a movement is a waste of time, with Raphael Bender

Resources mentioned in the episode:

  • Find out about the Clinical Certification here
  • Tension is the primary stimulus for muscle strengthening here
  • Tension without activation still causes muscles to increase in strength and size here and here
  • Long-lasting stretching causes muscles to grow here
  • When you activate your muscles for low load tasks, you only actiavte a small percentage of the fibers here
  • To stimulate ANY strengthening you need to get within about 8-10 reps of failure, and to maximize strength and muscle size you need to get within 2-3 reps of failure here
  • Original post that got me riled up and inspired this episode is here
  • My response on IG is here

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