Table 1. Skeletal muscle fiber preparation characteristics
FibersLength (µm)Width (µm)SL (µm)Passive tension (kN/m2)Maximal Ca2+-activated tension (kN/m2)
Slow-twitch fibers (n = 18)1,071 ± 3876 ± 22.43 ± 0.020.66 ± 0.09121 ± 6
Fast-twitch fibers (n = 9)1,104 ± 8592 ± 32.43 ± 0.040.25 ± 0.03145 ± 4