Training

Who’s Stronger? Absolute Strength versus Relative Strength

by Shaun Pang Starting Strength Who’s Stronger? Lifter A, 50 kg bodyweight – Deadlifts 150 kg Lifter B, 80 kg bodyweight – Deadlifts 200 kg Strength is the ability to produce force against an external resistance. Absolute strength is the amount of force that you’re able to exert, or simply how much weight you can lift, regardless of your bodyweight. The …
Training

Practical Applications For Periodization Theory

Jimmy Pritchard Breaking Muscle A considerable amount of research has been conducted on the concept of periodization and its function in organizing training programs, particularly for eliciting athletic performance gains. The theory of periodization is rooted in Hans Selye’s General Adaptation Syndrome (GAS), which includes three primary stages: alarm reaction, resistance, and exhaustion.15 In line …