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Coach Sommer
02-27-2008, 01:44 PM
If you have ever considered how far and how long to pursue maximal strength for increasing athletic performance, you may find the following discussion interesting.

http://gymnasticbodies.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=305

Yours in Fitness,
Coach Sommer

www.GymnasticBodies.com

Robb Wolf
02-27-2008, 04:46 PM
Great stuff coach. That USA gymnastics paper is a great one. I was crunching some numbers on the crossfit games winners and there is an obvious need for a certain level of strength to have the engine to perform, but beyond a certain point additional strength either blunts metabolic conditioning or takes away from time that could be devoted to skill work. I suspect this strength-needs curve is shifted up for gymnasts but a similar scenario is seen.

I've been thinking about this in terms of evolutionary biology also in that endurance adaptations come and go quick and easy but strength, especially beyond a certain point is very slow and tough to bring about.

Anton Emery
03-03-2008, 10:25 AM
I look forward to reading this, thanks for posting the link. I have been thinking about my own strength levels as they pertain to juijitsu/grappling.


Anton