Starting Stats: StrengthRead Now
What is Strength?
I don't have a bull, where can I start?
There's more than one way to train for strength, just like there's more than one type of strength. You can train with heavy weights to put on muscle or get more explosive. You can move, jump, twist and throw yourself and others to cultivate immense body control and relative strength. You can even just start by walking around the block or up the stairs one more lap than you did last week, increasing your capacity and decreasing risks for injury and illness.
My strongest recommendation to anyone is to do your homework and find a certified and reputable coach or trainer to help you meet your goals. The guidance, expertise and accountability of a fitness professional by your side will be invaluable to keeping you focused and progressing.
But generally, you should start small. Even Milo started off with a small calf, so don't dive in to 6 ft. box jumps or 225 bench presses just because that's where you want to be. You need to nail down strong, clean technique and train for where you are rather than where you think you should be.
What kind of strength goals do you have? How are you meeting them? Let me know along with your burning questions about our other Starting Stats: Dexterity and Endurance- Coming soon!