"HE WHO ASKS A QUESTION IS A FOOL FOR A MINUTE; HE WHO DOES NOT, REMAINS A FOOL FOR EVER” - Chinese Proverb
Q 1: What are muscle fibers and why should a bodybuilder, powerlifter care about it?
Q 2: Is Type I and Type II muscle fiber stimulated by same type of training?
Q 3: Is there anyway we can stimulate Type I and Type II separately?
- High intensity training activates more Type II muscle fiber when the load is between 50-70% of 1 Rep Max. Where as the Type I muscle fiber are activated more than the load is < 50% of 1 Rep Max.
- Type II have higher peak percentage growth vs Type I.
Q 4: What is the good load and rep range for powerlifting, strength training and hypertrophy to maximize Type I and Type II muscle fiber stimulation during each workout?
Q 5: If failure is essential for hypertrophy after training, why even bother with multiple repetition ranges?
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