in

How to Build Muscle, According to Science

How to Build Muscle, According to Science
0Shares

Your muscles change a lot over the course of your life. In this episode, Patrick breaks down everything you need to know about how muscles form, grow, and how to stay strong later in life.
» Subscribe to Seeker! http://bit.ly/subscribeseeker
» Watch more Human! http://bit.ly/HUMANplaylist
» Visit our shop at http://shop.seeker.com

While some aspects of aging are hard to picture and are the topic of ongoing research, one that we know quite a bit about is muscle.

But muscle is complex. Not only is it always adapting to how we use it, our muscle also changes multiple times over the course of our lives.

Today, we’ll learn about how our muscles change from the time we’re just a fetus, to our last mortal moments. There are three types of muscle: cardiac muscle, smooth muscle, and skeletal muscle.

As you might’ve guessed, cardiac muscle exists in our hearts. Smooth muscle can be found around our blood vessels and certain organs. And finally skeletal muscle is the type of muscle that lets you move you body, and it is also the focus of this episode.

Skeletal muscle is the most massive group of tissue in your body accounting for about forty percent of your body weight, so where does it come from?

Find out the answer and more in this Human.

#muscle #buildmuscle #body #fitness #seeker #physiology #humanseries #human

Read More:
Everything you’ve ever wanted to know about muscles
https://www.popsci.com/build-muscle-faq-exercise-experts/
“Muscles form when specialized long and tubular cells, known as myocytes, band together in a process called myogenesis. These fibers are distributed throughout our bodies and come in many different shapes, sizes, and forms.”

How to Fight Sarcopenia
https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/sarcopenia
“Sarcopenia, also known as muscle loss, is a common condition that affects 10% of adults who are over 50 years old. While it can decrease life expectancy and quality of life, there are actions you can take to prevent and even reverse the condition.”

What is muscle atrophy?
https://medlineplus.gov/ency/article/003188.htm
“There are three types of muscle atrophy: physiologic, pathologic, and neurogenic. Physiologic atrophy is caused by not using the muscles enough. This type of atrophy can often be reversed with exercise and better nutrition.”

____________________

This Seeker health miniseries will dive deep into the cellular structures, human systems, and overall anatomy that work together to keep our bodies going. Using the visual structure and quick pacing of Seeker’s Sick series, these human bio-focused episodes will give a new audience an inside look on what’s happening inside all of us.

Visit the Seeker website https://www.seeker.com

Seeker on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/SeekerMedia/

Focal Point on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/FocalPointShow/

Seeker on Twitter http://twitter.com/seeker

Comments

Leave a Reply
  1. You have mislead so many people with this video. This may be healthy, but NOT how you build muscle. "want to get huge guys? eat 2 small meals a day and consume 16g of protein" ..oh boy.

  2. I think I lost a lot more during my real internal rehab(( since 2015 doing libertarian's fiddler mixtapes, for the rehab of blatant junkies( similar to me before 2015)), not buying garden of life raw meal, and waiting to learn a complete pie( 2021 and beyond).

  3. I've been on several diets for a few months and have gained a lot of muscle. I just wanted to share this with anyone who is struggling with muscle growth… it can be done! Awesome video I'm happy you emphasised the adage "if you don't use it, you lose it." So many people are unaware of how little effort is actually required to avoid losing as much as our dysfunctional society suggests…

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

Loading…

0