If you’ve ever taken a physics class, certain formulas, like force equals mass times acceleration, might be ingrained in your memory. It turns out these formulas are useful way beyond high school. Their principles can also be helpful to keep in mind when working towards fitness goals, for instance. Case in point: Power equals speed times strength. And how do you build this fitness ingredient that’s connected with bone health and reduced injury risk? With power exercises.
What is power in fitness?
How much weight you can lift, and how many distinct reps of a move you can do per minute, are two of the most common measurements in fitness (in this case, strength training). Your stride length, how many steps you take per minute, and how long it takes you to to run a mile, are similar units of measurement in running. But all of these units break down into the buckets of either speed or strength. When you combine the two, you get your power measurement