muscle fiber

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muscle fiber

[′məs·əl ‚fī·bər]
(histology)
The contractile cell or unit of which muscle is composed.
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Mechanical and structural characterization of single muscle fibres and fibre groups from raw and cooked pork longissimus muscle.
My own muscle fibres can only muster a CSE in Sitting At The Back Of The Class Chewing Their Hair.
By thickening and stiffening, the Achilles' tendon compensates for the shortened muscle fibres in the calf muscle, allowing the fashion addicts' calf muscles to function optimally as they walk, but causing discomfort when walking on flat feet because the tendon cannot stretch sufficiently," explained Narici.
The percentage of type I muscle fibres was lower in hammer throwers (p < 0.
Quantitative fine structural diversification of red and white muscle fibres in cyprinids.
Kieran Jones, co-author of the study from King's, added: "The next step is to analyse old muscle in humans to see if the same mechanism could be responsible for stem cell depletion in human muscle fibres, leading to loss of mass and wastage.
The soleus responds well to light weight, fewer sets and more repetitions, since it is made up mainly of slow-twitch muscle fibres.
A strain occurs when the muscle fibres stretch or tear.
They are looking at muscle fibres using Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scans and the lottery funding will secure three more years of research.
Mainly the muscle fibres in the back are horizontal, so get in some reverse cable rows and reverse flys, making sure both movements of the reps are controlled.