So, was Mr. Schwarzeneggar just lifting weights uselessly when he could have just had hulk protein to build-up and get toned? Scientists in Melbourne seem to think so!
Scientists in Australia have discovered one of the molecular keys to a protein that promotes weight and muscle mass gain without any exercise. The tests done on mice showed that while the mice were in the womb, the functioning of Grb 10 was blocked and they were more muscular and stronger than naturally born mice. It was dubbed as the Hulk protein. This Grb 10 seems to play an important role in the promotion of muscle growth without any change in activity, diet or adverse health effects. Here, a novel mechanism has been identified that regulates the development of muscle and the work has revealed potential new strategies to increase muscle mass.
The loss of Grb10 was mainly found to have happened during prenatal development thus resulting in the speculation that in the future it may be possible to alter muscle growth and heal faster, however, all this does not mean you should stop your visits to the gym; it merely opens a whole new possibility of futuristic scientific development.