Absolute Strength Controls All Strength Gains

Louie Simmons
Wed Mar 01, 2017

Absolute strength controls all strength gains.

Analysis of Hill’s equation shows that speed of movement is dependent on absolute muscular strength: v = Ft/m. This can be found in Fundamentals of Special Strength- Training in Sport (Verkhoshansky, 1986).

Thomas Kurz, in Science of Sports Training, reported many ways to become more explosive, but the simplest is to increase absolute strength.

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