Cells were not discovered until 1839, although life was first formed on this planet about three and a half million years ago. This is not surprising because most cells are so tiny that several million could fit into a container the size of a pencil eraser. Yet our life, our health, our path to becoming winning bodybuilders depends on the well-being of these microscopic units of life.
One of the simplest cells to study is the amoeba, a one-celled animal that is barely visible to the naked eye living in pond water. When looked at through a microscope, the amoeba reveals a basic structure similar to all living things. Like the cells in our body, it is made up of protoplasm surrounded by a cell wall or membrane and contains cytoplasm, a nucleus, and other elements vital for life.
All amoebas look approximately the same—like shapeless masses. The same is not true with human cells since we are the most complex creatures on earth Ours have a highly organized appearance and vary in size and shape, according to their function. For example, there are three different types of muscle cells; those forming the tissue of muscles that push and pull are long and look striped; those forming the heart are similar in appearance, but much shorter; and those pushing food through the stomach and intestines are smooth and tapered. These smooth muscles function even when we are asleep or unconscious. Although body cells come in different shapes and perform different tasks, each one has certain features in common.
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Bodybuilding is the process of developing muscle fibers through various techniques. It is achieved through muscle conditioning, weight training, increased calorie intake, and resting your body as it repairs and heals itself, before restarting your workout routine.