slow-twitch


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slow-twitch

(slō′twĭch′)
adj.
Of or relating to skeletal muscle that is composed of weak, slowly contracting fibers, adapted for low-intensity, high-endurance activities.
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Sarcopenia is characterized by the reduction in the size and number of muscle fibers, muscle mass, and the ratio of slow-twitch muscle fibers to fast-twitch muscle fibers (Lexell et al.
Although FES cannot reverse denervation, it can assist with the conversion of type II fast-twitch muscle fibers back to type I slow-twitch muscle fibers (1).
All of us are born with a mix of fast- and slow-twitch muscle fibers.
What's the difference between light meat and dark meat, or slow-twitch fibers and fast-twitch fibers?
Red meat is composed of slow-twitch muscle fibres, which are built for sustained periods of activity, so animals that are active for longer amounts of time throughout the day would be composed of mostly red meat.
I want slow-twitch muscles controlling my aim as much as possible.
The soleus responds well to light weight, fewer sets and more repetitions, since it is made up mainly of slow-twitch muscle fibres.
Type I fibers are slow-twitch fibers, and they are built for fatigue resistance.
The velocity of muscle fibre contraction varies among the motor units: slow-twitch fibres, which generate less force, are recruited first.
It can even include simple genetic variations, such as a higher percentage of fast-twitch or slow-twitch muscle fibers.
Researchers discovered the astronauts had lost more than 40 per cent of the power in the slow-twitch fibres of their calf muscles - which control balance and posture.