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test for fast/slow twitch fibers(6 posts)

test for fast/slow twitch fibersweiwentg
May 28, 2002 5:03 PM
someone asked earlier. posting a new one because the topic's on the wrong page now.
no need to do a biopsy. take any weightlifting movement, let's say the bench press on a machine. determine your 1-rep maximum (1RM). after a rest period, drop to 80% of that, and do a set to exhaustion.
last time I did that, I did 20 reps, which means that I have a LOT of slow twitch fibers. 5 or 6 likely means you're a sprinter.
vertical leap is also an indicatorlaffeaux
May 28, 2002 5:59 PM
Fast twitch = high vertical jump
Slow twitch = low vertical jump
vertical leap is also an indicatorfiltersweep
May 28, 2002 7:04 PM
I thought vertical jump more accurately reflected tendon insert length
vertical leap is also an indicatorlaffeaux
May 29, 2002 9:42 AM
I can't remenber where I read it - Bicycling magazine maybe - but there was an article that said measure you're vertical leap. If it's greater than n inches you are mostly fast twitch, if it's less than n inches you are generally low twitch. I forget what number "n" was.
white guys can't jumplnin0
May 29, 2002 3:15 PM
but 99% of pro cyclist are white yet some are sprinters and some are climbers and some are inbetween.
But all sprinters (running) are blackPODIUMBOUNDdotCA
May 29, 2002 8:56 PM
Is there a correlation here? Over time black people adapted to have more fast twitch fibers and hence be sprinters? However, adversly a lot of marathon runners are black to. Hmmm... nature or nurture?

Cheers,
Nick
PodiumBound.ca