I am familiar with the micro tears and muscle building repair, but I was not cognizant of blood leakage and hemolysis of red blood cells in that same process.
I agree with you that I need to expand my general understanding of all the parts of the human body. My knowledge is mostly concentrated in energy metabolism, a result of my focus years ago on understanding insulin metabolism in an effort to simultaneously lose a lot of body fat and improve my insulin sensitivity (both of which, of course, are good). I have accumulated understanding of a few other narrow areas (such as some metals, such as iron, how they accumulate, how they facilitate the causing of molecular "damage", and how to get rid of them), and I've studied maybe a few dozen supplements.
Ah, one area I'm relatively well-informed about is exercise physiology, i.e. how to optimize strength gain and muscle mass accumulation from exercise (which is of limited use to me now that I'm "strong enough" IMO), as well as some knowledge of kinesthesiology (I'm using this word here as: http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/kinesthesiology
My point in saying all this is that I agree that it would be highly beneficial in my efforts to prolong my healthy life, as well as to develop additional methods that accomplish the same, if I greatly improve my understanding of all
the parts and systems in the body and how they interact, and I agree that your learning recommendations above are good ones for me.