DNA codes for muscle memory
Haven’t run for a while? No bother, your genes will remember the drill
The concept of muscle memory has existed for time immemorial – the idea that even after months or years of not exercising, muscles can ‘remember’ movements. Now, scientists at Keele University have proven that muscle memory actually exists at a DNA level. When muscles are trained, the growth is ‘remembered’ by genes in the muscle and this can help them to grow larger in later life – good news for any older runners looking to get back into training. It may not be as tough as you think!