Lately I have been more and more aware of MMC in general and I wish I had when I first started training because I believe for bodybuilding this is an invaluable thing to develop and will make building a bigger more developed body easier to do.
Which led me to a question: What came first, the MMC or the muscular development?
I will explain; I have been focusing much more on developing a better MMC with a few lagging body parts, calves, lower lats, rear delts, vl and it got me thinking, all of my more developed body parts have a MUCH better MMC (obvi) but did this connection develop before the muscle grew or once it was more developed. Take glutes for example, I have always been able to contract my glutes very hard without thinking much about it and thus always had a decent MMC with them, although they weren’t developed until I started training them. My calves however have always been under developed and I have always struggled with my MMC with them.
As the connection with my weaker body parts improves and I am able to recruit more and more fibres I am noticing growth in these areas as expected with the better connection but I have been wondering, did I need to develop these fibres first to then establish the mmc with them or did this growth occur because of the improved mmc?
Another example: Kai Greene obviously has superior mmc to probably anyone anywhere but is this WHY he is the size he is, or BECAUSE he is the size he is…?
This is not a life or death question I am hoping this can stimulate some discussion around the topic, it’s just something that I was pondering on a boring Sunday evening