So what is this secret fitness weapon?
Power can have several different meanings and uses.
But for this article lets discuss power in terms of sports and fitness.
“Power is defined as the amount of work performed per unit of time. Power is an element of skill-related fitness that is needed to excel in athletic performance. Increased strength does not always translate into increased power.” Read more: http://www.livestrong.com/article/115549-define-strength-power-muscular-endurance/#ixzz2HRc7hBZL
Why do I say power is the secret weapon?
Because power is super important for the athlete and for fitness alike.
Power is the combination of strength and speed!
So if we increase strength, power will increase as long as speed does not decrease.
We can increase speed, and this will also increase power as long as strength does not decrease.
This is why by simply increasing strength and/or speed in the same amount of time is a great way to increase overall fitness level.
“Developing power does not necessarily have to involve Olympic lifts or bounding up and down an athletics track, but can have dramatic results in beginners and advanced trainees alike looking for fat loss, when programmed correctly.” http://training.fitness.com/articles-research/importance-power-training-any-goal-42800.html
No matter your goal power should be accounted for.
Power is needed to jump higher, sprint faster, move a weight faster, or move a band faster.
In the end any program should increase a persons power!
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