I have been looking on these forums for a little while and I have realized that many people on here gauge strength with bench press, squat, deadlift, clean and press. Basically looking at powerlifting stats or olympic lifts.
However, I think there is a difference between just raw strength and controlled strength. While this may sound corny, it is the foundation that I base my training around.
I would just like to encourage people to look at this list of gymnastics moves. Especially those in the rings and floor section. I think that this is a strength that many people overlook.
Many people don’t realize how much strength and control it takes to perform simple A and B level moves. Don’t get me wrong, I have respect for those who have built up those powerlifts and olympic lifts. They have worked hard and are entertaining to watch, however, I feel that the high level gymnasts are on a completely different level of strength and body control than any other athlete.
I hope that you guys can appreciate those video clips as much as I did. Thank you for reading this!