fast-twitch


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fast-twitch

(făst′twĭch′)
adj.
Of or relating to skeletal muscle that is composed of strong, rapidly contracting fibers, adapted for high-intensity, low-endurance activities.
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The soleus and the EDL were selected because the former is a postural muscle with a large number of slow-twitch motor units, while the latter contains a large number of fast-twitch motor units with less motor-unit recruitment in ordinary movements.
In that respect, they benefit from their strength and from the fast-twitch fibers that give it to them.
The slow isoform of myosin heavy chain (MHC1) was higher in soleus slow-twitch type I muscle (SOL), while type IIa red gastrocnemius (RG) had higher expression of the intermediate myosin heavy chain isoforms (MHC2a and MHC2x), and MHC2b isoform was the predominant one in fast-twitch type IIb white gastrocnemius (WG).
If you are muscular, you most likely have more fast-twitch fibers responsible for short bursts of strength, speed and a dynamic jump.
Amin is very fast-twitch, and he is so strong that it's difficult to get training partners for him," he said.
What's the difference between light meat and dark meat, or slow-twitch fibers and fast-twitch fibers?
Dwayne Peel, a tightly-woven bundle of fast-twitch fibres if ever there was one, kept Sale motoring on - the Wales and Lions scrum-half sniping and feeding round the fringes.
It has been proven that “swinging heavy devices prior to an at-bat actually fatigues and tires out the fast-twitch muscle fibers you'll be using momentarily at the plate,” according to Coop DeRenne, a physical-education professor at the University of Hawaii also known as the guru of the on-deck ritual.
In the Science paper, the researchers described the polymer film as acting like a fast-twitch muscle.
5-mile run, he trained to improve performance of his fast-twitch muscles.
After a quick set-up you, or more likely a suitably young child who is unused to the fast-twitch world of regular gaming, find the Move transformed into a wand and the book in your lap - so long as you keep your eyes on the TV - a dusty old textbook ready to teach you fans favourite spells like Wingardium Leviosa or Aguamenti.