Strength & Strength Endurance
Technically speaking, “Strength” is a measure of force production. Often, people classify this capability through a very narrow lens. Muscular strength is sometimes limited to the ability of a muscle or muscle group to exert maximal force against resistance. Strength is expressed by slower, controlled movements. For example, a heavy squat performed at a slow speed. Strength can certainly be measured based on the amount of weight lifted for a single rep. This is referred to as a one-rep max, or 1RM. At PLT4M, we include this measure of strength when utilizing our weight training movements. BUT – the application and measure of strength is not reserved for weight training alone. At PLT4M, we like to think of strength as your muscles’ ability to apply force into/against the physical world. Barbells and dumb bells are great, but, before we get there, we employ a host of bodyweight exercises that engage muscles throughout your entire body in strict form. Moving one’s body against their own body, or gravity, while maintaining proper posture is a display of strength, and strength endurance all it’s own.
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