If you said “big” or “small” or “red” or “white” – you’re only half right. I want to introduce to you the concept of “pink” muscle and how to build it…. But he’s some background about the body first .
So the body has 2 primary muscle types: Red and White.
Red muscles also have lots of mitochondria. This too gives them a darker colour. And they also have lots of capillaries – these are small blood vessels which supply oxygen-filled blood to the muscle fibers. These red muscles are also known as “slow twitch fibers”.
These muscle fibres contract slowly – and can continue working hard for a long time without fatiguing. If you haven’t figured it out yet, these are the ‘Aerobic Muscles’ (ones you use during aerobic exercise). These are the muscles that use mostly oxygen to make their energy.
When you walk long distances, lift light weights for long periods of time, or even just do your daily sit-ups and crunches – you’re activating mostly red muscles.
The body slows its metabolism as you transition from a ripe 20-something to a slower 30-something. Here I’m focusing on understanding how the slowing effect impacts you, and how you can continue living like you did at 20! While you might have been able to eat whatever you wanted in your teens and 20s without […]
Its difficult to justify not drinking coffee. Surely everyone loves their morning brew? I love my coffee that’s for sure. Harvard has been conducting extensive studies on the positive effects of Coffee. I enjoyed reading through their research and I’ve done a comparative study on the modern approach to coffee drinking and the Ayurvedic approach […]
Yoga poses are an amazing way to build endurance and strength without any strain. These are poses practiced by Yogis in India who have for thousands of years lived wellness enriched lives thanks to Yoga. Here I’m sharing my notes on some basic Yoga poses (Yogasana) that I do every day. 1. Shavasana Shava = […]