Originally Posted by Kanzeon
I notice people posting advice on fitness. Have you, or anyone else here, tried to increase their running endurance or size of muscles without exercising? Steve says it can be done. No one seems interested.
This kind of stuff is already quite old news. People aren't that interested in discussing it anymore.
Here's one (out of many) scientific studies on the topic - BBC News | HEALTH | Physical training in your dreams
The study demonstrates that muscular strength can be increased, just by visualising yourself doing a gym workout. What are the practical applications of this discovery? Well, some people get hurt in an accident and have to be confined in bed for a long time. Visualising gym workouts would then help to prevent muscle atrophy.