Muay Thai Fighter On Strength and Power
POWER= The rate at which work is performed or work is converted.
Muscular Strength= A muscles ability to generate force against an object.
The Role of power can best be explained as how fast an object can get from it’s starting position to it’s destination the fastest time possible. In sport, it’s extremely important to develop and train this component if you want to be a deadly athlete. The more power you have, the faster you’re able to strike.
For example, To jump into the air an athlete must overcome his bodyweight and gravity. The heavier the athlete, the more strength and force it will take to get him/her off the ground. A 200 pound athlete would need 201 pounds of force to get off the ground. A 150 pound athlete would need 151 pounds of force to do the same. They key here is the net force. The individual applying more pounds of force to the ground will be stronger and therefore more explosive.
My man David Hughes, who owns and operates a gym in Madrid, shows us just how important this can be. David is a champion Muay Thai fighter and knows his stuff.
The role of strength and power go hand in hand. As Dave strikes his opponent with more force, more power will be produced. The more power you have the more deadly you’ll become. Strength and power are critical in the development of an athlete. The more strength and power produced the better of a chance you will have to dominate the competition.