What’s a motor unit? A motor unit is made up of a motor neuron and the muscle fibres it innervates. Just think of it as a nerve and the muscle fibres that it controls. Multiple motor units are responsible for the contraction of a single muscle.
Motor units are recruited from smallest to largest. The motor units that control smaller, weaker muscle fibres (type 1 – slow twitch fibres), are known as low-threshold motor units, as they can be recruited with a lower stimulus. The motor units that control large, strong muscle fibres (type 2 – fast twitch fibres), are known as high threshold motor units, as a greater stimulus is required for them to be recruited.
The amount of motor units recruited depends on the task the body is completing. E.g. If you’re doing a squat with just the bar (20kg) far fewer motor units are going to be recruited and it will only be low threshold motor units (type 1 – slow twitch muscle fibres) that are recruited. However, if you were doing a max squat, far more motor units are going to be recruited, all of the low threshold motor units will be recruited first, then the high threshold motor units (type 2 – fast twitch fibres) will be recruited, those bigger stronger muscle fibres will be activated!
It’s through lifting heavier loads (or moderate loads quickly), that we teach the body to recruit these high threshold motor units, activating and strengthening the big type 2 (fast twitch) muscle fibres. These high threshold motor units are the key to making athletes bigger, faster and stronger!
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Remember form is ALWAYS BETTER THAN WEIGHT!!!!
✅Knees do NOT go over toes
✅Make sure the bar goes in pretty much a straight line
✅You go past parallel while keeping your core tight and not letting your knees cave inwards!
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❌Go like 3” down.. that is not a squat...
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We lose our fast twitch muscle fibres a lot more rapidly than we do our slow twitch muscle fibres because we neglect them.
That’s why as we age we tend to gravitate to swimming and cycling for exercise.
( it’s still a strength. )
Incorporating a little bit of explosive movement in your training every now and then will help maintain neural health, balance, reactive timing and bone density.
You lose this ability at a rate of 10 - 15% per decade from around the age of 30 and becomes more and more of a necessity as we age ie. trip and falls!
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Try this programming. Do Back Squat, Front Squat, Box Squat, and Squat Jumps. Pick two per week for four weeks. Do one week of heavy weight low rep 5 x 5, 6 x 6 or so. Then do a lighter week of say 3 x 10. Comment improvements below!!! Top performers get free stuff.