Grandpa and growth hormone

In this video example, we have seen how HGH and anabolic steroids have been used to offset the physical effects of aging on the

muscular system. If we apply the principals of Davis’s Law to this scenario, we realize that in even when hormone replacement or

supplementation is used, the physical stimulus of exercise must also be present. For this discussion, please explain the processes

of muscular atrophy versus hypertrophy.

How does aging affect muscular size and strength?
What factors are in play that determines these effects?
What is the safest proven method to offset the effects of aging on the muscular system?
In addition to the aging process, there are many diseases and disorders of the muscular system that can affect muscular function

and/or development.
Using your text and other resources, please identify several of these processes and share them with your peers. Be sure that your

discussion explains how each of these conditions affects the proper function of the muscular system.
Support your ideas with principles/understandings from the text or discussion materials.

By the end of the module, you should have engaged in a substantive discussion on all components of the discussion questions.

Recommendations are to ask your fellow classmates relevant questions to elevate the content, bring in a differing viewpoint, or

share a professional experience.