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School of Fitness & the weak get strong.

The common definition is "the ability to exert a force against a resistance". The strength needed for a sprinter to explode from the blocks is different to the strength needed by a weight lifter to lift a 200kg barbell. This therefore implies that there are different types of strength. What are the classifications of strength? The classifications of strength are: * Maximum strength - the greatest force that is possible in a single maximum contraction * Elastic strength - the ability to overcome a resistance with a fast contraction * Strength endurance - the ability to express force many times over Absolute and Relative strength * Absolute strength - The maximum force an athlete can exert with his or her whole body, or part of the body, irrespective of body size or muscle size * Relative strength - The maximum force exerted in relation to body weight or muscle size. How do we get strong? A muscle will only strengthen when it is worked beyond its normal operation - it is overloaded. Overload can be progressed by increasing the: * number of repetitions of an exercise * number of sets of the exercise * intensity by reduced recover time And Tuesdays leaderboard is a 1mile run & the remainder of the class will be strength focused, because like Coach Andy said, "somewhere in China a nine year old is warming up with your max". Athletes with less than 6 months lifting experience BackSquat 9, 6, 3, 9, 6, 3 (second wave should be a little heavier than the first) Shoulder Press 5, 5, 5 Athletes with more than 6 months lifting experience Back Squat 3, 2, 1, 3, 2, 1 (second wave should be a little heavier than the first) Shoulder Press 2, 2, 2 CFP