The Importance of Emphasizing Power Training in Older Clients
Mark Kaelin

Muscular power is the ability to quickly generate force, apply it to a load and successfully complete an action. Although we routinely schedule programming that enhances power development in athletes, many times, when training older clients, we concentrate our programming on muscular strength. We often avoid power exercises out of fear of injury or under the assumption that if we increase strength, power will take care of itself. However, as we age, muscle power output decreases at a much faster...

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