Myonuclei: the male-to-female sporting advantage

A male ex-athlete in his 50s. After a few weeks of serious training, he was bench pressing over 140kg. Previously strength-trained males can regain strength rapidly, even as they age, thanks to the large number of myonuclei in their muscle cells. Dormant myonuclei represent a robust, cellular ‘male muscle memory’.

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Dr Antonia Lee

Dr Antonia Lee

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An elite coach with degrees in science and sports medicine.