an idea postulating that to escalate the size or operational capacity of muscle fibers, they must be pushed close to the threshold of their present capacity to react.

OVERLOAD PRINCIPLE: "It would appear that adhering to the overload principle in this task resulted in the desired effects the researchers were hoping for."
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