The major kind of muscle is skeletal muscle, which is the muscle anchored to our bones that helps us move our bodies. Skeletal muscle is further divided in to two different categories, the fast twitch muscle and the slow twitch muscle.
Fast twitch muscles, like the hamstring, help us to perform fast movements such as power walking and sprinting. The downside of this type of skeletal muscle is that it doesn't get a lot of blood, and so tires out easily.
The other kind of skeletal muscle (like those found in the back and lower legs) is the slow twitch muscle. This muscle type gets a lot of blood and oxygen necessary to perform extended aerobic activities that fast twitch muscles just can't support.
The human body is made up of an equal number of of fast and slow twitch muscles, which is why athletes include both types of muscle conditioning in their training regimes.
Besides getting plenty of oxygen to muscles, there are other things you can do to help keep your muscles performing better.
When people think about ways to keep their muscles healthy,
most think of exercise.
And although running
and jogging, or working out at the gym is important, muscles
like every other organ in the human body are
also largely dependent on good
sports drinks, or extra carbs before a big competition may
fuel extra muscle performance, but most people simply need
to make a daily habit of maintaining a proper diet. This means
less sugary and fatty foods, lots of fresh fruits and vegetables,
and drinking plenty of water to keep the muscles limber and
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