The development of strength is one of the most important parts of any training program, most people think strength training is the growth and bulk of the muscles. This is incorrect, strength training is purely fixated on increasing strength not size.
Think of a professional weight lifter, a person whom wants to become stronger, but doesn't want the muscles to grow in size, maintaining a low body weight so they stay at the same weight class. Strength training primary aims to increase the use of muscle fibres not the growth. The more fibres turned on the more weight you can lift The top three type of strengths
- Speed strength - the ability to increase explosion movement -sprinting
- Max Strength - the ability to use maximal force with one single effort - weight lifting
- Explosive strength - Ability to transfer maximal force in a second - Long jump