Maximum Strength – Voluntary strength capacity of the competitor. Roughly translated, how much can you lift without any extreme conditions on a given day? For example, trying to find a new 1 RM (voluntary lifting) is very different from trying to lift a car trapped underneath it by your son or daughter (involuntary lifting). If you are looking for more tips, check out Newell Strength.
Speed-Strength – As easily and as far as you can, think of throwing a small implement. That is strength-of-speed. Speed-strength is the ability of the body to execute a movement with low external resistance quickly.
Strength-Speed – A classic example of strength-speed demonstration is weightlifting. Although speed does matter, it is much more important to power. To successfully complete a lift, athletes must transfer maximum to submaximal loads with enough force and velocity.
Starting Strength – How quickly can an athlete produce strength when resting on an object? For powerlifters and weightlifters, developing starting strength is particularly important as they must generate force quickly as they begin a lift.
Acceleration Strength – Building off of starting strength, acceleration strength is the capacity of an athlete to develop more strength on an object that is already moving. In either a clean or a grab, think of the second pull. The barbell has broken from the ground and past the elbows, and before the triple extension of the feet, knees and hips, it must be accelerated rapidly at the mid-thigh.
Strength-Endurance – It is paramount for endurance athletes and Cross Fitters to be able to retain muscle function under prolonged duration conditions. The absence of power endurance is one of the biggest culprits for Cross Fitters who struggle with “chipper” type workouts.
Any serious programme of strength and conditioning recognises that a complicated and nuanced mechanism is the production of strength. Power, however, comes in several distinct forms. Knowing the various strength styles helps both the athlete and the coach to develop realistic training routines that help the athlete meet the specific goals of his or her sport.