The common definition is the ability to exert a force against a resistance. The strength needed for a sprinter to explode from the blocks is different to the strength needed by a weight lifter to lift a 200kg barbell. This therefore implies that there are different types of strength.
The classifications of strength are:
- Maximum strength -the greatest force that is possible in a single maximum contraction.
- Elastic strength - the ability to overcome a resistance with a fast contraction.
- Strength endurance - the ability to express force many times over.
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