Muscular strength is the ability of muscles to apply maximum force in a single repetition, or very few repetitions. Generally 6 reps or less to fatigue.
Training muscular strength is not for the feint of heart. It requires you to be brave and get under a very heavy load. It is recommended that technique in an exercise is mastered before adding a very heavy weight.
The benefits of training strength will be noticeable within the first few months. Everyday activities such as walking up a flight of stairs or opening a heavy door becomes easier. You have extra reserves of strength to tap into when necessary.
Here are just a few of the exercises you can perform to develop muscular strength. This video is part of our BCRPA online Fitness Theory course. If you’re looking to become a personal trainer please visit our website for course dates.
Jeff Doyle is a regular contributor to the Function Health Club blog. He is the co-owner of Function Health Club as well as a Personal Trainer, BCRPA Trainer of Fitness Leaders, Agatsu Kettlebell Instructor and Older Adult Wellness Practitioner. He also has a Bachelor of Human Kinetics. You can contact Jeff directly at firstname.lastname@example.org or find him on Instagram at @jeff.doyle