Barefoot running, building a strong aerobic foundation, and burning body fat for fuel.

By July 15, 2015 Podcasts

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  • It was great having you on the show. Love your work. Looking forward to the next time.

    • Rene Borg says:

      Enjoyed the listen and it prompted a question: Dr Maffetone mentions that anaerobic muscle fibres are more prone to injury than aerobic fibres. Is this based on experiential observation or do we have data to support this or is it a hypothesis based on the tendency of anaerobic fibres to fatigue quicker (thus more likely to form a local energy crisis, develop trigger points and referred pain, reduced function etc.)?

      • Rene:

        Thanks for commenting.

        Here’s a pretty good source on plyometric exercise and muscle fiber damage by fiber type. I don’t know if this is the source that Dr. Maffetone was thinking of.

        Although this source only studies high-intensity exercise, I’d be surprised if, say, a study on low-intensity exercise showed that the injury rates between Type I and II muscle fibers would flip (because not only are the forces implicated in low-intensity exercise lower, but Type I muscle fibers are also more resistant to fatigue).

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