Here’s everything you need to know about the three muscle fibre types in a neat chart of characteristics; all explained inside a 7-minute video tutorial.
- The three different muscle fibre types
- Why you need to know about the muscle fibre types
- A memorable way of organizing the chart of characteristics
- A 7-minute video tutorial and simple acronym
- How to learn with simplicity for the rest of the modules
- Three Example Mock Question about muscle fibre types
Which are the three types of muscle fibres?
There are three different classifications of muscle fibres, each with different characteristics and different functions
The three muscle fibre types are :
- Type 1
- Type 2a
- Type 2b
Why do we need to know about muscle fibre types?
As a personal trainer or fitness instructor, your job is to create programmes and compile a workout in a way that will create physiological adaptations towards a client’s goal.
In order to do this, you need to know that the exercises and time frames you are programming are recruiting the muscle fibre types that relate to your client’s goal.
A 7-minute video tutorial and simple acronym
This 7-minute video tutorial includes a simple acronym and chart, which has been used with hundreds of learners to help them remember the differences between muscle fibre types on exam day.
To make the most of this video, grab a pen and your notebook. You are going to want to use this acronym again during your exam and when testing your knowledge later on.
Test your knowledge with today’s mock questions:
[NOTE: The answers are below the 3rd question]
1. Which Type of Muscle Fibres Contain the highest number of mitochondria
A- Type 1
B – Type 2a
C- Type 2b
D- Fast Twitch
2. Which muscle fibre type has the largest diameter
A- Type 1
B – Red
C- Type 2b
D- Slow Twitch
3. Stereotypically, type 2b muscle fibres are best suited to which type of sport?
A. 1-mile swim event
B. Explosive powerlifting
C. Long-distance endurance events
D. Middle-distance running events
What’s the CORRECT answer?
Answers to the mock questions are :
Question 1= A, Question 2 = C, Question 3 = B
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