MUSCLE FIBRES

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MUSCLE FIBRES

SLOW TWITCH MUSCLE FIBRES:

  • SUITED TO SLOW, PROLONGED ACTIVITIES
  • BEST FOR EVENTS THAT TAKE A LONG TIME TO COMPLETE SUCH AS LONG DISTANCE RUNNING, SWIMMING AND CYCLING
  • VERY GOOD OXYGEN SUPPLY
  • STAY EFFICIENT OVER LONG PERIODS
  • RED UNDER A MICROSCOPE

FAST TWITCH MUSCLE FIBRES:

  • PRODUCE SHIRT BURSTS OF ENERGY
  • CONTRACT FAST, PRODUCING A POWERFUL ACTION
  • TIRE QUICKLY
  • SUIT SPRINTING AND THROWING EVENTS
  • WHITE UNDER A MICROSCOPE
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