Extreme Sports Performance – The Importance of Muscular Strength

Extreme Sports Performance – The Importance of Muscular Strength

Several factors contribute to extreme sports performance. Although we cannot reshape our genetics, we¬†can¬†improve our absolute and relative strength with muscular strength training. Muscular strength is the ability to apply force against an external resistance or object. When considering the nature of our individual extreme sports, we very often have to apply considerable forces against gravity to manoeuvre our body mass (e.g. surfing, parkour, climbing) or an implement or projectile (e.g. kayaking, skiing, white water…