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Your Body Hates Weight Training

Posted by sportspsychrob on Jan 9, 2009 1:11:43 PM


Alright, the title may be a little deceiving but when it comes down to

it, it's true and hopefully grabbed your attention. The human body is

designed to run in a status quo style where it is constantly attempting

to stay at homeostasis. Homeostasis is defined as the tendency toward a

relatively stable equilibrium between interdependent elements, esp. as

maintained by physiological processes. Basically it wants to stay

neutral, to stay level, to stay the same.


When we train with weights, run or perform any type of physically

demanding activity our body technically doesn't like it. It wants to

maintain homeostasis and physical activity usually breaks that

condition. You can define this physical demand we place on our body as

a stress. We are damaging our muscle fiber, motor units and cells and

actually producing toxins in our body. Now this may come as a shock or

may make you think twice about hitting the gym again, but it shouldn't.




Read the full article on weight training by John Fontana.




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