What is called the Enlargement of the muscle fibers due to physical exercise?
There are basically two types of muscle fibers in our bodies that we have voluntary control over. One is called "red" muscle, and the other is called "white". Red muscle fibers have the ability to perform work over longer periods of time without fatigue. White muscle fibers are able to work hard, but for a shorter period of time than red fibers. An endurance athlete will have exercised his or her red muscle fibers (through…
What is the role of slow muscle fibers and fast muscle fibers in the response of a muscle to different types of exercise?
Basically the time under stress brings in red muscle or the slow twitch fibers into action. If the movement is controlled and the set goes longer the red fibers are used.. If the movement is explosive and heavy then the white fibers are used. For example squatting for 15 rep range incorporates red fibers of the thighs very well
Mary needs to develop her fast muscle fibers. In order to do this, she will need to have frequent, brief and intensive workouts. She also needs to create muscle hypertrophy which will create an enlargement of the stimulated muscle. She can gain this by repeated and exhaustive stimulation which will create more mitochondria.