Power exercises. What’s the point?⠀
By now, most knowledgeable fitness enthusiasts understand the importance of strength training (not just “cardio”), but how many are incorporating power into their routine?⠀
To start, let’s explain what power is. Power is the product of both strength and speed. Power reflects how quickly you can exert force to produce the desired movement.⠀
Importance: not only does power aid in the development of muscle fibers ability to produce force, it helps develop and strengthen them as well. In other words, moving quickly can actually help develop larger and more efficient muscle. ⠀
Power is one of the first things that goes as well age, faster than strength. So it is incredibly important to train it and keep it as long as we can! ⠀
Don’t be confused, power exercises aren’t just squats, deadlifts, bench press, cleans, jerks, snatches. Jumping, sprinting, even doing light bodyweight movements quickly can produce power!