"Muscle tissue is like a sponge, with big holes, and it's wide open right after your workout. You need to fill the holes (with carbs) right after, or the next workout will feel "crunchy." It won't work as well."
"Muscle tissue is like a rubber band that you want to keep supple and elastic. Unfortunately, it tends to get knotted up with spasms over time. If you put 20 knots into a rubber band, it cannot store nearly as much energy"
METAMIA is a free database of analogy and metaphor. Anyone can contribute or search. The subject matter can be anything. Science is popular, but poetry is encouraged. The goal is to integrate our fluid muses with the stark literalism of a relational database. Metamia is like a girdle for your muses, a cognitive girdle.