Resistance Strong - Resistance Training Reinvented

Muscle Growth and the Theory of Constraints

The Theory of Constraints is usually applied at the business or industrial level, as described by Eliyahu Goldratt in his business novel "The Goal". Basically, the throughput of most systems is limited by a single factor. If you want to improve it, work on the limiting factor first. As you resolve a bottleneck, new ones may show up and need to be worked on.

Growing muscle is a physiological process with many rate limiters.

To gain muscle at an interesting rate, you need to get multiple ducks in a row. If one of the following is lacking, your growth will be limited by the weakest link in the chain.


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