Types of Strength

There are many types of physical strength. Below are some that I’ve found to be useful as I consider programming for the everyday athletes I work with.

Starting Strength ==> strength + the initiation of a movement

Explosive Strength ==> strength + a powerful, instantaneous movement

Speed Strength ==> strength + velocity

These are by no means my creations. They were initially shared with me by a good friend, who then recommended I acquire the book, “Westside Book of Methods” to learn more deeply about these and other types of strength.

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Chris Gaines

I help people discover the impact of athleticism in their everyday life. With that clarity, they navigate misconceptions around fitness. With that focus, they pursue movement skills with intention and a larger purpose. All so they can face life's everyday challenges and grow with confidence.

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