I have read some of the fast twitch slow twitch fiber articles and have a question I didnt really see directly answered and thought someone might have some insight.
They tell you to do the test to figure out if your muscle is fast or slow twitch dominant. I understand that, skip to the fact for example that I found out im slow twitch dominant. Then youd want to train in a way better suited to slow twitch fibers, that way the majority of your muscles fibers are getting worked, instead of the minority which is ofcourse optimal.
My question is, would there be any advantage to training both fibers, instead of concentrating on making your slow fibers bigger for hypertrophy. In my mind, training both ways, enlarging both of the fibers, would result in the best possible hypertrophy instead of relying mostly on one or the other. Let me paraphrase.
Monday Chest Back
Tuesday Arms Legs Shoulders
Thursday Chest Back
Friday Arms Legs Shoulders
This is the split im currently working on and have been doing the normal sets of 6-8 reps for both halves.
Would there be any advantage to doing the heavier 6-8 reps first half of the week, and then training in the higher reps on the second half of the week? ( I believe I read the higher reps increase GH production, and workouts give a better EPOC effect.)
Or would going higher reps on the second half just be all around less effective than doing straight 6-8’s the whole week?