Strength Training: The Basics
The strength training basics section provides information on the benefits of strength training, types of strength, neuro-muscular coordination and strength, types of muscle contractions and types of strength training.
The Benefits of Strength Training
Strength training has a number of benefits including: enhanced muscle strength, improved muscle tone, improved muscular endurance, improved metabolism/metabolic rate, increased bone density, better maintenance of muscle mass
Different Types of Strength
There are a number of different types/measures of strength including: general strength, specific strength, maximum strength, concentric strength, eccentric strength, static isometric strength, muscular endurance/strength endurance, power, absolute strength, and relative strength
Neuromuscular Co-ordination and Strength
Neuromuscular coordination relates to the efficiency of the nervous system in the recruitment of a muscle or group of muscles during physical activity. It works on two levels: 1) Intra-Muscular Coordination, 2) Inter-Muscular Coordination
Types of muscle contractions
There are five main types of muscle contraction: dynamic muscule contractions, eccentric muscule contractions, concentric muscle contractions, isometric muscle contractions, isokinetic muscle contractions.
Types of strength training
There are five main types of strength training including maximum strength training, power development training, muscle building/muscle hypertrophy training, muscular endurance training, muscle toning.