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Types of Strength
By Montana Axle
What is Strength?
Strength is the ability of muscles or a group of muscles to generate
force. You can't get anymore simple than that.
Limit strength is the amount of musculoskeletal force you can generate
for a maximum effort. When you are "maxing out" you are testing your
limit strength. This is what powerlifting and weightlifting is based
Absolute strength is the same as limit strength with one HUGE
difference: limit strength is attained while aided by a work producing
aid such as mind power, supplements, steroids, etc. Absolute strength
is strength achieved with no aids. Absolute strength is the maximal
amount of force generated during a single effort.
I really place an enormous emphasis on relative strength. Anyone who
competes in a sport that has weight classes should be concerned with
relative strength as well. If two people can press the same weight
overhead, but one is lighter than the other, then the lighter one
has greater relative strength.
Relative strength is most important in sports that have weight
classes or sports in which an athlete must overcome their bodyweight
to perform a motor task (long jumping, sprinting and so forth). There
are other sports in which bodyweight beyond a definite point is
detrimental to performance (gymnastics, rock climbing). Strength can
be developed by targeting the muscles or the nervous system.
There are athletes who will have almost no choice but to compromise
relatively strength. Absolute strength is of most importance for
athletes such as football linemen, shot putters and even sumo
wrestlers, for example. I would also suggest using a combination of
nervous system training and bodybuilding training. The bodybuilding
training can be used for mass and the nervous system training is best
used for getting the most form the newly-built mass.
For those athletes at their ideal bodyweight and/or who cannot afford
to compromise their relative strength, bodybuilding-type training is
not recommended unless they are intentionally trying to move into a
higher weight class. Strength training builds strength through neural
adaptations rather than the increase of a muscle's cross section.
Multiple sets of low repetitions are best for strength building.
As you become larger...
...you begin to lose your relative strength. If your goal is to add
bodyweight, make damned sure that it is functional bodyweight. I've
said it once and I'll say it again, adding bodyweight for the sake of
adding bodyweight is wrong. Rapid weight gain can be explained by two
phenomena: you are a beginner OR you are becoming FAT. Rapid weight
gain, unless you are underweight, is not cute. "Bulking up" is not
There is something that must be mentioned and it deals with relative
strength. Although smaller lifters often have greater relative
strength, but not always, the larger athletes invariably have greater
limit strength. For example, there are many world-class power lifters
in the lighter weight classes with much greater pound-for-pound
strength their larger brethren in the heavier weight classes. This
being said, no sub-200 pound human being will be able to develop the
same amount of absolute strength as a superheavyweight lifter. The
same thing applies to weightlifting as well. Relative strength is
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Types of Strength
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