A Tale of ageing muscle fibers

Author: Arpit Kushwaha, Assessment Division, INFS       Key Points: It has been seen that with an increase in age there are some changes in muscle fibers, and a decrease can be noticed in muscle mass and strength. These changes in muscle fibers were found to be fiber-specific as well. Type II muscle fibers size … Continue reading A Tale of ageing muscle fibers

Muscle fiber-specific training

Author: Aditya Mahajan Assessment division, INFS Key points: • Most people are born with an equal split of fast twitched and slowly twitched fibers and in fact, almost all the muscle groups in your body have an even split of both. • Muscle fiber recruitment is dictated by the Henneman’s size principle. Type I, which … Continue reading Muscle fiber-specific training

Why should girls lift?

Author: Swati Sodhi, Visiting Faculty at INFS IGNITE and SQUATS Consultant   It is a fairly common sight at my gym, to see majority of young women (talking to all you college girls) confined to just the cardio area or queuing up outside the aerobic/zumba class. Are you one of them? Then you should not … Continue reading Why should girls lift?

Born With it – INFS Health Series: Muscle Fibers Part 2

Author: Utsav Agrawal, Visiting Faculty, INFS KEY-POINTS It has been found that pre-birth period is more important for muscle fiber numbers than a post-birth period but postnatal nutrition is equally important in respect of growth of muscle fibers size. Malnourishment in both the period causes severe implications. Genetics play a key role in muscle fiber composition, … Continue reading Born With it – INFS Health Series: Muscle Fibers Part 2