Yes I am.
Getting stronger will manifest itself through varies ways:
- better form: a whole group of muscle is working opposed to only isolated muscle
- range of motion increases: you are able to apply force throughout a full range of motion for example you are squatting now below parallel
- you are getting better in recruiting more muscles to work for you. Explosive power increases. For example box jumps or getting easier, you will feel more confident
- your niggles are not returning, you are strengthening your weak muscles
But also you start to lift more. So let’s put some metrics around that.
A person with BW of 80kg deadlifting 100kg vs another person with BW of 60kg dead lifting 100kg…who is stronger? Yes it is all relative. And in this example I am not even taking into consideration age or gender. A younger person should be stronger than a Master etc etc
We have put some metrics together based on studies 3-4 of years ago looking into strength development of CF community in US. The numbers are a guidance and if anything a little bit on low side as we all know the strength levels in CF community have gone up a lot.
Take some time to read through below, bench mark yourself, roll up your sleeves and get back to work. A strong strength base is fundamental for your fitness development….even if you are HITT junky…..for example who got more chance of winning a 2k Row race if both individuals got same BW but one dead lifts 50kg and the other 100kg. You got it? Let it sink in. Any questions shoot.