It’s common Knowledge that as we age, our power ability diminishes.
What exactly is power? Something that HE-Man had?
Well yes but lets get to reality here…
Power in a human is a combination of strength and speed.
It involves how quickly you can generate force.
Power is essential for explosive movements, such as jumping, sprinting, or throwing.
Power training emphasizes both strength and speed to enhance the ability to produce force rapidly.
What’s often considered a power movement in strength training is if you’re shifting a weight from A to B in under one second.
As a human ages the way their power ability declines can vary widely based on individual factors, genetics, lifestyle, and the specific type of power being measured.
However, studies have shown that the decline in power can range from approximately 3% to 8% per decade after the age of 30.
Which is significant.
There are many ways to mitigate this to a certain extent and one way is to include sprints in your routine.
Sprinting can activate a higher percentage (around 70-80% or more) of fast-twitch muscle fibers than jogging, which can predominantly activate slow-twitch fibers (around 70-80% or more as well).
Fast twitch muscle fibres: Power!
Hence why I do this for 8 rounds once per week.