There are plenty of definitions of “strength” out there. In my mind, most are incomplete or too broad at best to properly inform our decisions around how to actually improve strength.
Recently, a friend “upgraded” my knowledge or the true meaning of the word strength from a physical perspective. I’ll share that with you now.
Strength is the ability to create force. Period.
When I used to talk about getting stronger, I would think about lifting something or getting up from the ground with ease. As I think about it now, it seems like those ideas were actually expressions of strength through movement.
Strength isn’t even the complete picture when it comes to training. It needs to be trained concurrently with other qualities to express it properly, given the situation.