What Is Muscular Power?

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Muscular power is the ability to generate as much force as possible, as quickly as possible. When the muscles in the body are used to perform high-intensity movements in short bursts, power is used.

Examples of muscular power include throwing a punch, jumping over a hurdle, or swinging a bat. Athletes generate most of their power in their core, buttocks, hips and legs. They transfer this generated power to their arms, which then transfers this power to the fist, stick, club or bat. More power is produced by the use of more muscles, which is the reason why coaches encourage athletes to throw a punch or hit a ball from their legs.