Performance can be further broken down to sports, martial arts, Olympic lifting, power lifting, and strong man competitions to name a few.
The martial artist is less likely to squat heavy, while the power lifter uses this as the cornerstone of their programming.
Sets and repetitions will then be selected to achieve strength, power, mass or conditioning.
Your training frequency and intensity will correspond, so a power lifter will need more recovery between workouts than someone for general fitness.
Your goal will influence your implement selection. Someone training for fitness could use mostly body weight, while a strong man will need special implements such as Atlas stone and tractor tires to flip.
In weeks to come, we will take a closer look at these components and general programs.
First the components of a program will be discussed such as sets and reps, periodization, and body part versus whole body days.
Next, general program will be explained including body building, power lifting, Olympic lifting, and functional training.