runners, lifters, scientists, engineers, geeks, gamers, casuals.
I am asking the following: "Do muscles atrophy and grow linearly, exponentially or depreciatively or possibly like a bell curve? Also same question but for fitness.", because I would love to know more about the metrics behind the human body and it's relationships with maths. This will truely help me better setup my training programs (for myself and hopefully one day others).
So far I do not have enough data to have a conclusion on this. I do theorize that it behaves as a bell curve though. Here is why I believe that. When you exercise in the begining you start getting small improvements, after a while they increase and increase at the rate of which they improve, it peaks, and then you start to have deminishing returns on your efforts. (Eg. Weight lifting, spriting 100m)
I really want to know that if you relatively increased the difficulty of each exercise as you got relatively stronger at what rate would you develope?
Eg. If you increased the difficulty by 5% each time, and managed to keep up pace, then you would have an exponential increase in performance. Though if you start to no longer manage the 5% increase and instead it slows down to a 4,3,2,1% increase over time then it's more like a bell curve.
Please let me know, or direct me to where I can learn, as much as possible about this. Thank you for your time. =)