fast twitch

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  1. tkluu

    tkluu New Member

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    i overheard some guys talking about you shouldn't rest over a minute doing calves because they are fast twitch? :dunno:

    any truth to that?
     
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    Ceaze https://hearthis.at/DoYouEvenUplift Moderator

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    Numbers from 27 yr old bodybuilders:

    Lateral Gastrocnemius - 53% Type I, 47% Type IIa/b
    Medial Gastrocnemius - 56% Type I, 44% Type IIa/b
    Soleus - 74% Type I, 27% Type IIa/b


    From this study you can see that the calves are more slow twitch than fast twitch. However, I think you should train according to your goal, not for your fiber type.
     
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