A recent study showed that 75% of Olympic men's 100 metres sprinters are born with more fast twitch muscle fibres than average.
What does FT stand for?
FT stands for Fast Twitch (muscle fiber type)
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Skeletal muscle is composed of two types of fibers: slow twitch fibers that inherently have a dense supply of blood vessels and fast twitch fibers that have fewer blood vessels.
Everybody judges that he is lazy, but he has so many fast twitch fibres he needs that rest - you need more recovery time.
Fijians typically have more fibres called fast twitch muscle fibres present in areas of the body required for power, such as the legs.
The problem for coaches, however, is in determining which muscle groupings are primarily slow twitch, and which are primarily fast twitch.
Although there are loads of variables that affect running economy including plenty that you have no control over--such as percentage of slow twitch versus fast twitch muscle fibers as well as the structure of your skeleton--it is widely recognized that training improves economy within your own particular limitations.
While only half of an average person's muscle fibres are fast twitch, Olympic sprinters have up to 80 per cent.