Muscle Fibers – Type I “Slow Twitch” & Type II “Fast Twitch”
The principle of motor unit or muscle fiber recruitment is one of the most important principles of physical exercise and health in general.
Muscle Metabolism; Aerobic & Anaerobic Systems
Understanding muscle metabolism, the aerobic and anaerobic systems and how they relate to the different muscle fiber types helps you to exercise smarter.
Muscle Types & Muscle Actions
Skeletal muscles are one of three types of muscle, and in terms of muscle actions, they can only pull (contract) in one direction. They can’t push back.
Strength Curve Of An Exercise
How muscles attach to the bone around joints, and the angles these muscles create relative to joints determines the strength curve of an exercise.
Muscle Growth, Hypertrophy or ‘Tone’
If you want to grow muscle mass, otherwise known as hypertrophy or tone, there’s more to it than just doing bench presses and chest flies.