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Training the different kinds of Muscle Fibers

We know that exercises can train whole muscle groups involving more than two joints or isolated muscles, involving one joint. The workout can be structured around reps, circuit or interval training according to the results one needs to acquire. However, all training sessions should be geared to train 3main aspects, namely: Resistance, Hypertrophy (tissue cell enlargement) and Explosive Force.

These are the main aspects that must be taken into account:

Resistance

Exercises with medium/low reps and weights that correspond to a low percentage of force with respect to your maximum active force limit. The reps should be slow to stimulate the Slow Twitch muscle fiber.

Speed

Works on medium to high weights with fast and explosive repetitions. This also trains the speed Continue reading