Being Strong Enough

Morning all,

It’s time for a #TrainingTips post, which is all about being strong enough.

I know I’m guilty for just always wanting that little bit more and I think that is just human nature to want to progress and achieve.  And in the case for getting stronger that is easily quantified as weight lifted or accumulated weight moved.

But at what point do I say yep that’s enough, I’m strong enough.  This is something that I have been pondering and after doing a little research within the strength training world this is a very common debate.  And for all my time spent in search for an answer it seems like it’s not a simple answerable question.

Ultimately you’ve got to ask yourself what are you trying to do or achieve?

If it’s a personal goal like my triple body weight deadlift then that’s my aim.  I set the limits and the boundaries and my only limitation is myself and my own genetic potential.  But say for an athlete, their strengths can be compared to nominal average data for that sport.  Doing this; a coach can see if their athlete has any strengths or weaknesses.  In this latter example certain strengths can definitely be enough or even too much as it may effect skill production and acquisition.

Being Strong Enough

We are what we train, if you do a lot of squats and bench then squats and bench is what you’re going to be good at.  If you do lots of bilateral strength work but never build on your unilateral strength then your unilateral strength may be below par in comparison.

We are what we train.

  • If you need to be strong enough to safely perform multiple exercises in a circuit class then that’s your strength aim.
  • If you need to be strong enough to safely perform sprints and plyos then that’s your strength aim.
  • If you need to be strong enough to safely perform everyday to day activities without pain then that’s your strength aim.
  • If you need to be strong enough to out perform a fellow athlete in whatever sport then that’s your strength aim.
  • If you need to be strong enough to over come an injury then that’s your strength aim.

You get the gist right?

 

Decide what you need to be strong enough for and set those targets.

 

Have a great weekend guys.

 

Stay strong and live, love and laugh!

Dan

#GetLeanIn2018

#1CoachDC

#FitFam

 

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