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Is it possible..
Other than an increase in bodyweight, is it possible to determine if increases in strength are due to increased muscle recruitment in the CNS or due to muscle re/growth? Just curious.
Increase in measurements I guess. You could notice I guess if you are getting bigger. When I get stronger I always get bigger, it's just the way my body works.
It is possible to measure CNS recruitment but I have no idea how you do it. Probably using some sort of device that can detect action potentials innervating target muscle tissue. Or maybe even measuring a muscle before a period of training, then noting the hypertrophy during training and comparing the strength gained vs that hypertrophy against some sort of average strength / hypertrophy point.