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Training for Strength and Fitness

What is Strength?

Sports Definition: the ability to carry out work against a resistance.

Strength is the maximal force you can apply against a load. Training to improve muscle strength includes lifting weights or otherwise increasing the resistance against which you work.

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Who Needs Strength?

Strength is one of the main fitness components, important for success in many sports. Certain sports, such as weight lifting, wrestling and weight throwing, it is the most important physical attribute. In many other sports, including team sports like rugby, good strength is also very important as part of the overall fitness profile. A vote of the top sports requiring strength has the obvious sport of weightlifting ranked highest. See also another list ranking sports in which strength is important.

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Fitness is the key to success in sport. Following basic principles, you can develop fitness components such as strength, speed and endurance. See our colection of exercises and fitness equipment. Ensure you warm-up and stretch before any workout.

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