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Fast twitch and 1-6

Would poliquins 1-6 training principle be good for muscle mass if you have fast twitch muscle?

Binford: One factor that might be taken into account is the type of training program you’re currently performing or coming off of.

If you’ve been doing or are doing a strength-based program at the moment, the 1-6 program might not provide optimal results.

This isn’t to say that it’s not a great program, however.

To answer your question, in general, though, this type of strength-based regimen will tend to access the higher threshold motor units and require a great amount of force output. Therefore, it would be quite conducive to the trainee who possesses a relatively high amount of fast-twitch fibers.