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Author: Austin Gill

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Building Muscle: Will it Extend or Shorten your Lifespan?

Building Muscle: Will it Extend or Shorten your Lifespan?

Bodybuilding has changed a lot during its short life, but the motivation behind it hasn’t. Bodybuilding is all about the gain train. We lift to look good, to be strong, and because we like it - health is an afterthought. But society has become increasingly health conscious. Within the past decade, human lifespan and longevity have come to the forefront of health interest. We’re even seeing this interesting work it’s way out of research environments and into specific activities, sports, and realms of fitness. Even bodybuilding. This integration of fitness and longevity has presented an interesting complication, the two pursuits seem to contradict each other. It’s as if there’s a fork in the road with one way leading to optimal performance and the other to optimal longevity. Does it have to...