Fast-Twitch vs Slow-Twitch Muscle Fibers

Fast-Twitch vs Slow-Twitch Muscle Fibers Fast-twitch muscle fibers (Type II fibers) are those responsible for explosive movements such as sprints, box jumps, and power cleans. Slow-twitch muscle fibers (Type I fibers) fire more slowly and can go for a longer time without getting fatigued. Muscle fiber composition is largely determined by genetics. On average, people […]

Hypertrophy-Specific Training: Complete Guide

What is Hypertrophy-Specific Training? Hypertrophy-Specific Training (HST) is a training method aimed specifically at growing muscle cells. This may seem like the obvious goal of any exercise program. The difference is that hypertrophy training is not designed to increase strength. However, significant increases in strength are often experienced. While this topic does not focus on […]

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