Red, white and pink muscle for stronger, more springy Tai Chi legs


I watched a Japanese TV program recently about slow squats as an exercise for lowering blood sugar and burning fat.

They say that a series of 10 sec squats in reps of 10 repeated 3 times per session  then done in two sessions a week for three months can reduce blood sugar levels as a treatment for diabeties and leads to weight loss.

The explanation is that slow reps change fast twitch white muscle by increasing the number of mitochondria in the muscle – the muscle turns pink and burns much more energy.

See here

It’s a bit like Chi Kung exercises – I have been doing it for a couple of weeks and my legs and knees are feeling much better, and actually it is not too hard work.

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