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Old 11-08-2008, 09:39 PM   #1
Jonathan Silverman
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Defintion of Convertible Strength

Hey,

I'm looking for a definition of "convertible strength". As in when one says a certain excericise has convertible strength.

This is the definition I came up with:

Does an exercise have convertible strength when it is compared to another exercise that use similar muscle groups but the exercise with convertible strength uses more?
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Old 11-09-2008, 12:05 AM   #2
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Re: Defintion of Convertible Strength

I think better wording is transferrable. Are the exercises your doing transferring into whatever your doing the exercises for or does it roll over into real life? Do you play football and your doing machine curls to get stronger for football? Do you overhead press because your a firefighter and you may hand off heavy things to other firefighters on a ladder or load trucks with heavy materials. going back to the football thing, which is more transferrable, squats or cable crossovers?

With me, I do one arm barbell deadlifts because its probably the most functional or transferable exercise to real life. Picking up something heavy with a handle by one hand. I could go further and say one arm farmer carries are even better. Pick up something heavy with one arm and carry it. It can be general or specific. Crossfit is generally highly transferrable to real life, a circuit training on some machines isn't as transferrable to real life. Squat, bench and deadlift is highly transferrable to powerlifting but, not so much to a marathon run.
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Old 11-09-2008, 12:18 AM   #3
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Re: Defintion of Convertible Strength

Driving with the top down has the most convertible strength of any exercise. Ever.
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Old 11-09-2008, 03:12 PM   #4
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Old 11-10-2008, 01:25 PM   #5
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Re: Defintion of Convertible Strength

I would define it has having big guns for when you drive with the top down.
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Old 11-10-2008, 01:54 PM   #6
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