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The Structure and Function of Muscle Fibre Types

Slow Oxidative Fast Oxidative Fast Glycolytic
(SO/ Type 1) Glycolytic (FOG/ Type (FG/Type 2b)
2a)
Structural Variations
Colour Red Pink Red White
Size Small Intermediate Large
No. of Mitochondria Many Many Few
No. of Capillaries Many Many Few
Mygolbin High High Low…

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Isometric contractions ­ contractions of the muscles that don't involve movement
Example holding weights

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