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Does Jumping Rope Build Fast Twitch Muscle Fibers
It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more
Vertical jump: Type 2 fibers are fast twitch "power" fibers that use creatine kinase for energy. To increase vertical jump you must increase you power relative to body weight. Heavy squats 80-90% of your 1 rep max 2-3 reps 5 sets with 3-5 minutes of complete rest in between. Does not make you sore as no Lactic Acid induced. Also decreasing body weight to maximize lean mass. ...Read more
Strength Training: Low rep, high resistance strength training will build more type I fast twitch fibers. These types of muscle fibers will be very effective for activities requiring bursts of power. ...Read more
Does working out increase the size or the amount of muscle fibers? Also, is there a way to increase the actual number of fast twitch muscle fibers?
Muscle strengthening: We are born with fixed amount if muscle. Exercise increases the fiber size, but does. It add more fibers per se. Focused strengthening will reduce fat in muscle and improve the efficiency of contractions. I question if the fiber mix will change but there will significant improvement in performance like, this, so result will be the same. PT or exercise trainers can assist here. ...Read more
Why is it said that to build more muscles you have to lift heavier by activating fast twitch fibers? I only get the pump with light weights.
Strength: Fast twitch fibers are involved with strength, slow twitch with endurance, so the former tend to grow in size and volume. ...Read more
Would taking supplements for mitochondria help slow twitch muscle fibers, and what do fast twitch fibers have to be able to work without mitochondria?
For mitochondria?: Please repost your question & include which supplements you mean, how they are supposed to work to "help mitochondria, " why you think your mitochondria need a supplement, and what you expect to achieve with supplements. This sounds as bogus as a $3 bill. You have to be a skeptic about these things. If you're not a skeptic, you'll be a sucker. ...Read more
Are muscles jumping and twitching when falling asleep common for being on suboxone? I take 12mg daily, last at 6:30 pm. I go to bed around 11:00/12:00.
Maybe: Twirching of the extremities, as you describe is common as part of opiate withdrawal symptoms. In fact, that's the origin of the expression: kicking the habit. So, you need to discuss this situation with your prescribing physician to best determine why you might be in withdrawal symptoms. I wonder if you are leaving it under your tongue long enough and are not getting the full dose? Good luck. ...Read more
Sometimes my thumb twitches and my leg muscle does and my right bicep started to like convulse and jump, I'm 18 and lightly active, male. Concern?
Twitches: Make a video of the twitches and approach a movement disorder specialist to figure out the exact nature of your twitches. It may be benign meaning nothing to worry about or may indicate some other underlying disease. ...Read more
What is ALS weakness? My rt arm feels heavy but I'm not sure if it's in my mind because I'm worried. Getting muscle twitches that jump around random
What is ALS weakness: That is a very good question. It sounds like your symptoms are muscle twitching. You have this in both arms and legs, and in your body? Your right arm feels heavy, but it is actually weak? Other important questions are if you have lost weight, and whether you have trouble swallowing? There are many possible causes. Dedicated testing is needed to make a diagnosis. Feel free to chat if nec ...Read more
I'm experiencing constipation, twitching of muscle in stomach, and blood in stool. I've tried stool softeners, fiber without any relief suggestions?
Need more fibers.: Blood in the stool is of concern. If it is bright red then it is probably because of your hard stool irritating the lower part of colon or hemorrhoids. However if the stool color is brown or black you need to go and see a doctor right away. For constipation take a lot more fiber like vegetables, salad, and fruits. You can also try an over the counter medicine like Colace (docusate sodium) or it's generic brand. ...Read more
Type 1 and 2: All skeletal muscle has a mixture of type 1 (slow twitch) and type 2 (fast twitch) muscle fibers, including the psoas. ...Read more
I am having muscle twitches in my ankle. I had surgery months ago and got the clean bill of health. It was to stop a tendon that was jumping freely.
YES: YES- caused by multiple medical factors. Get examined and tested ...Read more
had fast pulsating twitching feeling in right side of my chest. It was a verysmall muscle. I could feel it, and even see it. It'd start and stop. Ok?
What is a fast way to lose lower belly fat? I'm 19, 5'5, about 155lbs and my low stomach area is chubby. I've been jumping rope but that doesn't help.
Diet/exercise: Big part of weight loss is diet. Maximize your diet with increased fruits and veggies. Make sure u are getting cardiovascular exercise as well as resistance training. You can also start an ab workout. As long you are healthy and ok with your doctor try a program like p90x ab ripper. ...Read more
Plyometric exercises: Plyometric exercises are exercises based on exerting the maximal force in as a short period of time as possible. The goal is increasing speed and power. The exercise goal is to move a muscle in extension to maximal contraction as fast as possible. The program should be supervised especially if the athlete is unfamiliar with the technique because when performed with poor technique, injury can occur. ...Read more
Neuromuscular: Practice. In order to get the guitar playing mastered, repetition is the best exercise. Need warm up exercises with proper stretching of fingers, wrist and forearm muscles. Rest periods and gradual increment in time of practice is advised. First try to dominate the proper cords or melody with a slow tempo, then increase tempo gradually. If you are loosing skills or dexterity check with your md. ...Read more
Plyometrics: Plyometric exercises, because they involve bursts of strength, will inherently build fast twitch muscles. Examples of plyometric arm exercises include clapping push-ups, burpees, and throwing medicine balls. ...Read more
Yes: Anyone can build fast twitch muscle fibers through strength training, however there is some degree of genetic influence as to how much fast twitch muscle tissue can be developed. ...Read more