Developing A Fast Twitch Training Muscle Fiber For Speed, Power And Strength

Shepherd, John
April 2013
Track Coach;Spring2013, Issue 203, p6480
The article focuses on how to develop a fast twitch training muscle fiber to increase an athlete's speed, power and strength. Fibers are described as bundles of cells held together by collagen, and each is made up of a membrane, nuclei and thousands of myofibrils. The two basic types of fast twitch fiber are type IIa or Fast Oxidative Glycotic and type IIb or Fast Glycogenolytic fibers. A comparison of athlete's fast twitch muscle fiber percentages with sedentary individuals is provided.


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