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A Strong(er) Athlete is exceptional, yet of a different nature than the typical competitive sports participant. Instead of training rigorously to excel in one or two events, Strong(er) athletes train to achieve overall strength and health. This requires an entirely different training regimen – not a powerlifting or bodybuilding program, but a program that en- hances total strength and health through specifically targeted exercise and diet.
Training for competitive sports is an objective for which training for health and fitness is no longer the primary focus. A complete, well- rounded program, for example, covers all areas—from cardiovascular and strength development to flexibility, mobility, nutrition and beyond. Conversely, a competitive sport like powerlifting requires the develop- ment of maximum strength above all else. Sport-specific training some- times completely neglects other areas of training to achieve the desired outcome.
So, what happens when overall strength and health become the main purpose of one’s training? In other words, what do you do when you no longer feel the need to excel, to the exclusion of everything else, at one specific attribute?