JLBC Cadet Corps: Individual Fitness


JLBC Cadet Corps: Individual Fitness

JLBC Strength and Power

JLBC Cadet's Strength and power are often confused with each other. JLBC Cadets Strength is the max amount of force muscles can exert. JLBC Cadets Power is the capacity to use Strength and speed quickly. (Corbin, 2014) Another way of understanding power is it is the product of velocity and acceleration, transforming metabolic energy into work or heat. JLBC Cadets A measure for Strength is shown as 1RM or 1-repetition maximum; it's the maximum amount of weight an individual can press or lift once, unable to lift or push it again. If the person can lift or press it again, weight must be added until the person maxes out. Static Strength is completed through exercises that involve no movement - also known as isometric exercises, like the flexed arm hang. Dynamic Strength is achieved through exercises that involve joint movement, also known as isokinetic exercises, like weightlifting.

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