Nikhil Ashtewale

It's All About Strength

August, 2017
The Master Responds

One distinguishing quality of an athlete is the ability to exert maximum force in relation to one’s body weight; in other words, how strong are you for your own bodyweight and size? It basically shows an athlete’s ability to move, generate force and control the body through a certain space, and then set the range of motion of an exercise. While absolute strength is the ability to exert maximum force against a load regardless of muscle or body size; like lifting maximum load in squats, deadlift, snatch, etc. Absolute strength is equally important for an athlete as performing well here carries over to improving your relative strength too. Improvement in both types of strength finally turns out to be very important for everyone, an athlete or a non-athlete. This type of body conditioning ensures optimal performance on the field or off the field and enhances your “ACTIVITY OF DAILY LIVING” (ADL).



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