So free weights help gain muscle much faster than cable weights? I heard somewhere that cable weights are bad for athletes, something to do with slow twitched muscles, that is why I was skeptical about using the total gym.
amen to that, my brother.
The gym will make you bigger and stronger, but it will also make you slower, because you only practice, like you mentioned, slow twitched muscles.
You also practice slow twitched muscles when you do a distance run...
There is this new product for practicing fast twitched muscles, but I would suggest that working on acceleration, situps, pushups and swimming is good. It is even said for swimmers that weight lifting isn't good for them, because you only practice slow twitched muscles.
Just look at 50 cent. The guy would use an our to lift his arm up.
I heard that any light training would be good. I'm not so familar with this so correct me if im wrong. I also heard that there were football players that wanted to become faster but that never really became faster and they said that sometimes they felt so slow... ring any bells?
Do allot of swimming, like francis8 said.. Bruce Lee did allot of swimming, and just look at him and how his body was build on fast twitched muscles.
I suggest you take a look at Johan Cruyff and George Best too.
Zico was a skinny boy like Robinho and his weakness was his strength, so he started to practice on slow twitched muscles, which indeed made him slower and not just that, you also get tired faster because you have to run around with all that body weight of muscles.... you can be strong without being big, take a look at George best again.