Science Proves ‘Muscle Memory’ Is Real

Science Proves ‘Muscle Memory’ Is Real

New research shows that, yes, it takes less time to regain muscle strength — even after decades of inactivity — than the time it takes to build it in the first place.

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Muscles can “remember” their former strength for years, according to a research review paper that includes looking at animal studies.

It is much more difficult for older adults to build muscle from scratch, so starting strength training young may make it easier to counteract age-related muscle loss later in life.

Happy lifting!