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.

How Motor Units Control Your Body Movements

"For individuals starting to lift weights, motor units are important for muscle movement. Can building more motor units help build… Read More

February 9, 2024

Wearable Weights: Get Fit & Achieve Health Goals Easily

"For individuals wanting to improve their fitness routine, can incorporating wearable weights and knowing how to use them effectively help… Read More

December 1, 2023

Tennis Weight Training

"Tennis requires strength, power, and endurance. Can combining tennis weight training into a player's fitness regimen that is broken up… Read More

September 7, 2023

Throwing Sports Strength Training

Can weight and strength training increase speed and power in athletes that participate in throwing sports? Throwing Sports Top-throwing athletes… Read More

August 17, 2023

Vertical Jump Increase and Improvement

For athletes, the vertical jump is a skill that can be increased and improved with proper training. To improve jumping… Read More

July 27, 2023

Sets, Reps, and Rest: A Strength Training Guide

Fitness, exercising, weight, and strength training programs use terms like sets, reps, and rest intervals. Knowing what they mean and… Read More

July 13, 2023

Overtraining Syndrome: EP Functional Health Clinic

Individuals can become overly passionate about exercising. However, constantly training the body without taking enough time to rest and recover… Read More

June 29, 2023

Power Strength Training: EP Functional Health and Wellness Clinic

Power is the combination of strength and speed over time. Strength is how much force an individual can exert. Power… Read More

May 16, 2023

Bicep Curls: EP Functional Health and Wellness Clinic

The biceps curl is an exercise to build strength in the upper arm. Curls are a common exercise used in… Read More

April 27, 2023

Mountain Biking Training Beginners: EP Functional Health Clinic

Mountain and trail biking is a fun way to exercise. Mountain biking requires total body/core strength, explosive power, balance, endurance,… Read More

April 10, 2023