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Muscle Anatomy

Knowledge of muscle anatomy and structure helps us to make sense of the way the human body works.

Every part of our muscle anatomy and structure has a biochemical specialisation that allows it to perform very precise physiological functions thus the extra-ocular muscles work to make tiny corrections in the position of your eyeballs, while your thighs and butt are powerful muscles designed to help you move around and carry heavy weights.

Fast twitch fibres

Essential for quick movements, fast twitch fibres are recruited whenever we need an additional effort.

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Slow twitch fibres

Designed for endurance, slow twitch fibres are highly resistant to fatigue.

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When distinguishing between different types of muscles, we usually make a distinction between fast twitch fibres and slow twitch fibres well look at these in more detail in another article.

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