"The primary attraction [of writing sf] is the sheer pleasure of creating something from whole cloth."
This is another in the amplified muscle category; but it is interesting that these creatures (presumably bioengineered) work your muscles in the same way that those ab workout belts were supposed to do. They build strength by constantly working your muscles.
There are several other ways to do this; you might also go for a refurbished nervous system (see the protagonist in The Stars My Destination) or you might want to get a muscle graft like the joeboys (see Neuromancer).
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