fast-twitch


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fast-twitch

(făst′twĭch′)
adj.
Of or relating to skeletal muscle that is composed of strong, rapidly contracting fibers, adapted for high-intensity, low-endurance activities.
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This way I'm able to train both fast-twitch and slow-twitch muscle fibers.
Endurance of the muscle is determined by slow-twitch fibers and while power is determined by fast-twitch fibers.
Because of the paucity of relevant research in the existing literature, in the present study, we used old rats to examine the effects of 10-weeks of low-intensity aerobic training combined with BFR on hypertrophy response and nAChRs in 2 types of muscles: fast-twitch (the extensor digitorum longus [EDL]) and slow-twitch (the soleus).
The art of training is neither plain nor easy, especially considering the wide variety of horses out there, from the fast-twitch five-furlong specialist to the sturdy, steady longdistance chaser.
org/content/early/2017/06/20/1619071114) Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences explains chimpanzees have more of the muscle fibers known as fast-twitch while humans have more slow-twitch fibers.
BMX is more of a sprint sport than an endurance sport, Hannah Bader explained, as Sage showed off one of his jumping exercises that used his fast-twitch muscles.
2012) suggests a combination of larger motor unit stimulation (and a reduction of fast-twitch fibre thresholds following WBV), an account that would explain no change in overall activation but a significant shift in fibre type recruitment within the current findings.
Muscle fibers can be grouped into three major categories: slow-twitch type I fibers with high capillary density and high oxidative capacity adapted to endurance exercise, fast-twitch fibers type IIb, which have low capillary density and low oxidative capacity ideal for sprint and anaerobic performance, and type IIa fibers that show intermediate characteristics [13].
Increases fast-twitch fibres in your muscles, which means you will get stronger and with more muscle fibres, your body will burn more calories just to keep it ticking over.
Those fast-twitch muscles of his propel him across 100m in 11 seconds.
PRT specifically works to strengthen both fast-twitch and slow-twitch fibers in muscles, says Wilson.
Maybe the Caribbean vibes give me speed but it also makes you more vulnerable to injuries because of the fast-twitch muscles.