To define Strength in layman's terms, it would go like this:
The ability to exert Maximum Force contraction of your working muscles.
Now there are a few factors that contribute to Maximum Force contractions. Those being: (a) Anatomical, (b) Physiological, (c) Psychological, & (d) Environmental.
Ahhh, BUT as I stated above, the definition of Strength was in everyday lingo. Now, let us define Strength as it pertains to Sports:
A Maximum MUSCULOSKELETAL Force against an external object (such as a barbell, the ground, or an opponent).(ISSA, Sports Conditioning, p. 59)
We can also call the force exerted by muscles, POWER. The formula for POWER is Power = Work x Time.
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