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Power & Strength

Power and strength training and conditioning programs for athletes and people who engage in exercise and physical activity alike can achieve higher levels of power and strength, making them capable of reaching their personal fitness and health goals to prevent various health issues, such as low back pain and sciatica. Power refers to the ability to create as much force and as fast as possible.

It’s also necessary for athletic movements in workouts and swinging a bat, golf club, tennis racket, and even in the running through a tackle. Power requires strength to develop enough force. Strength refers to the amount of force that muscle(s) can exert against an external load. A one-rep maximum test is performed when individuals evaluate the greatest weight they can lift while maintaining proper form.

The movement’s speed is not important in a strength test. Dr. Alex Jimenez offers insight into various stretches and exercises and discusses the possible risks of injury about strength training, low back pain, and sciatica through his numerous power and strength article archives.