(Of a muscle fiber) contracting slowly, providing endurance rather than strength.
- Mechanical efficiency depends upon the extent to which the swimmer can recruit slow-twitch muscle fibres, which are more efficient at converting chemical energy into muscle contraction than are fast-twitch fibres.
- Athletes know that building slow-twitch muscle comes from endurance training and regular exercise.
- In these cases, the myosin in the FT fibres became more like that in the slow-twitch fibres.
For editors and proofreaders
Definition of slow-twitch in:
What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?
Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.