Fast And Slow Muscle Fiber Conundrum

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Fast And Slow Muscle Fiber Conundrum

Post by waynexk8 » Tue Nov 18, 2008 11:10 pm

Question 1,

WHICH SET WILL PRODUCE MORE, AND MORE OVERALL FORCE FROM THE SLOW MUSCLE FIBERS, THUS IN TURN MORE TENSION TO THEM.

A slow set of slow reps 3/3, using 75% of your 1RM, let us call this 100pounds, 6 repetitions = 36 seconds.

You fail faster in the faster rep with the same weight.

A fast set of fast reps, .5/.5, using 75% of your 1RM; let us call this 100 pounds, 25 repetitions = 15 seconds.

Overall poundage moved.

Slow set 600 pounds,

Fast set 2500 pounds.

Question 2,

How much force would the slow muscle fibers be producing in the slow set and the fast set ??? Low, medium, high or all.

I myself would say the slow muscle fibers generate far more force in the faster rep.

3/3 and 1/1 means three seconds up for the positive and three seconds down for the negative in each repetition of the set. 75% means using 75% of a person’s 1 repetition maximum attempt in a lift.

Thank you for your time.

Wayne

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