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rotas
13-05-2008, 03:00 PM
might sound like a stupid question but do cuts, bruises, etc slow down gains? i mean seeing muscle is pretty much a form of scar tissue that the body repairs causing the muscles to grow , does having cuts, bruises, etc slow down gains by making the body have to devote resources to repairing itself?

biftek
13-05-2008, 06:37 PM
cuts and bruises no,you would need a hell of a lot of "cuts and bruises" for there to be any measurable difference in muscle building, if however we are talking about 10inch long gashes and broken bones,that might be a different story

rotas
14-05-2008, 09:10 PM
well i was just thinking that colds and other bugs can hamper your workout so maybe other injuries like cuts and bruises could too

dale
22-05-2008, 12:52 PM
nah you'll be right , cuts and bruises are nothing to worry about