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What is power?

Power is defined as the rate of force production. It is the ability to exert maximum force in a minimum amount of time
A great way to think of power is( speed and strength combined). So how fast can you move something heavy = power.

According to the Essentials of Strength Training and Conditioning textbook, power is defined as: the time rate of doing work, where work is the product of the force exerted on an object and the distance the object moves in the direction in which the force is exerted.

Work = Force x Distance

Power = Work / Time

So to simplify things, power can be thought of as exerting maximum force in minimal time. Producing maximum power is extremely important in exercises like plyometrics and Olympic style lifts.

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