I am abit confused - Reading up on muscle fibre types I assume that if you have a higher proportion of typeII (FAST twitch) muscle fibres you would be stronger AND faster.
I notice a strange disparity with me.
In self-tests for muscle fibre distribution (vertical jump test and 80% of 1RM) it seems to indicate that I have a very high proportion of fast twitch fibers. And although Im not huge I tend to be (alot) stronger than most of my friends, I also tend to gain strength alot quicker than my friends. This is fine and all.
What I can’t understand is, I am much SLOWER (not as explosive) than them, while being leaner and lighter. If we play games which require hand speed, like trying to snatch something from the others fist before closing it I lag behind.
If I have higher fast twitch muscle fibers than they, shouldnt I be faster too? What am I missing? Is it a matter of practise then?
I found something interesting when we practise sprinting aswell, I take longer to accelerate to top speed but once I reach my top speed I am faster than my friends. Over 100m-400m I beat them quite comfortably, I cannot do long distance though.
This is not the most serious issue in the world but a point of curiosity with me and would be interested in input.