View Full Version : When is Enough Enough?

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.


Yours in Fitness,
Coach Sommer


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.