Maximal strength can be defined as muscles producing the greatest amount of force possible. A test of maximal force will occur at a slow speed. Testing a one rep max would be the best example of this, however, even up to a 3 rep max could fall under maximal strength. It is commonly known that powerlifters, bodybuilders, and football players train this way as it seems to apply most directly to the sport. When it comes to sports such as cross country, soccer, marathon running, track, etc, the common idea is that lighter weight is ideal or even that strength training is unnecessary. I like to make the case that heavy compound lifts are an important part of any sport. Even if your “sport” is being a great mom.
The undisputed most common reason we have inconsistent or even nonexistent training routines is lack of time. American adults rarely have the time to set aside 90 minutes a day for 4-5 days per week. One major issue is that we’ve have been given the impression that this kind of program is necessary to make any kind of strength/mass gain/fat loss progress. There are several ways that we can condense a very effective program down as far as frequency(days per week) and duration(time per session) of training.