[ELI5] If you get big strong muscles from microtears, then how come we can’t just put something in the body to rip it artificially

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[ELI5] If you get big strong muscles from microtears, then how come we can’t just put something in the body to rip it artificially

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I’m no scientist so don’t take my word, but I think we just don’t have anything small enough to make such a widespread amount of micro tears, aswell as precisely.

How would you do it? You’d have to get inside the body something really small to create those tears, and to create many tears you need thousands of whatever you are using.

1) Its horrifically complicated: muscle growth is often simplified as muscle tearing, but there are hormonal, metabolic and mechanical steps mixed in. It’s not as simple as chop the muscles and wait for gainz. Otherwise you could just slap your biceps with a hammer and wait 🙂

2) There isn’t technology that can target specific muscle fibers on that level. Not only would you somehow have to reach the muscles themselves, you would have to find a way to tear them in such a way as to encourage regrowth (see 1) rather than simply cutting around.

3) Lifting weights is already a simple and effective way to grow muscle, seeing as that is how all of these processes evolved. There are ways to “cheat” (PED etc) but even those still require you to perform the exercise

I believe muscles don’t quite grow as much as they just repair and expand so you would need very advanced gear to do that without risking a detrimental result. Yes you could theoretically use artificial stimuli to promote it, there are studies on mentally perceiving more resistance positively influencing muscle growth, but its probably going to be better to just develop regular activity. Plus you wouldn’t have a suitable adjustment of the heart and cardiovascular system as a whole to support it.