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    Default Fast and Slow Twitch Muscle Fibers

    i want to do sprinting and was wondering how many times i should sprint and recovery time lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by king View Post
    i want to do sprinting and was wondering how many times i should sprint and recovery time lol
    Hi, welcom to the forum..

    What is the sprinting for, is it for athletics, if so what distance are we talking about.....
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    yeah and bout like 100m 200m and like 60m and 40yards stuff like that lol
    Last edited by king; 06-24-2007 at 05:07 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by king View Post
    yeah and bout like 100m 200m and like 60m and 40yards stuff like that lol
    To be good at sprinting you should concentrate on the muscle building but also on fitness, and as your goal is to get huge you wouldnt be able to do the both unless your food was spot on...

    To be good at sprinting you ideally should have a high percentage of fast twitch muscle fibres (type II a&b) if you have a normal split of fast twitch and slow twitch fibres then your sprinting career will be short lived.

    How to find your muscle fiber composition.

    The objective of the muscle fiber test is to determine the fiber composition of the muscles being used for a particular exercise. Two test protocols are described: The Dr F. Hatield muscle fiber test and the Charles Poliquin muscle fiber test.

    Required Resources:
    To undertake this test you will require:

    Weight training facilities
    An assistant/spotter
    Selection of exercises

    How to conduct the Dr F. Hatfield muscle fiber test:

    Determine your one repetition maximum (1RM) on an exercise
    Rest for 15 minutes
    Perform as many repetitions as possible with 80&#37; of your 1RM
    Analysis:

    Less than 7 repetitions – Your fast twitch (FT) dominant
    7 or 8 repetitions – You have a mixed fiber type
    More than 8 repetitions – You are slow twitch (ST) dominant
    If you are FT dominant, then you should use heavier loads and lower repetitions predominantly in your training. ST dominant individuals, on the other hand, will respond better to lighter loads and higher repetitions

    How to conduct the Charles Poliquin muscle fiber test:

    Determine your one repetition maximum (1RM) on an exercise
    Rest for 15 minutes
    Perform as many repetitions as possible with 85% of your 1RM

    Analysis:
    Less than 5 repetitions – you are fast twitch (FT) dominant
    5 repetitions – you have mixed fiber type
    More than 5 repetitions – you are slow twitch (ST) dominant
    If you are FT dominant, then you should use heavier loads and lower repetitions predominantly in your training. ST dominant individuals, on the other hand, will respond better to lighter loads and higher repetitions.
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    i got the fast twitch dominant is that good or bad

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    Quote Originally Posted by king View Post
    i got the fast twitch dominant is that good or bad
    Well that was good, performing the muscle fibre composition test in 7 minutes....!!!!!!
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    i have already done it b4 lol
    Last edited by king; 06-24-2007 at 06:03 PM.

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    well

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    k'jkj i did it again got the same lol
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    I think that the muscle fibre test, should be put on a sticky, or in an article or something. It is some very good info.

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    Thanks for the rep+ BigKat..
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    so what training do i do for 100m 200m 60m and 40yards

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    i don't mean to be pedantic, but could this sticky possibly be rearranged? i mean, starting off with posts from someone who clearly has no respect for others isn't something i've come to know and love about these forums. perhaps just delete the other posts and start with dougs?

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    Quote Originally Posted by delaroche View Post
    i don't mean to be pedantic, but could this sticky possibly be rearranged? i mean, starting off with posts from someone who clearly has no respect for others isn't something i've come to know and love about these forums. perhaps just delete the other posts and start with dougs?
    The muscle fiber test is already on a sticky, HERE
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    Quote Originally Posted by Doug View Post
    The muscle fiber test is already on a sticky, HERE
    so then there's no need for this thread to be a sticky at all.....

 

 

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