Another type of training is known as POWER TRAINING.
Power training is proving to be just as important as traditional strength training in helping maintain or restore functional abilities.
As the name suggests, power training is aimed at increasing power, which is the product of both strength and speed, reflecting how quickly you can exert force to produce the desired movement.
Thus, faced with a four-lane intersection, you may have enough strength to walk across the street; however, can you cross all four lanes of traffic before the light changes?
It is power, not just strength, that helps you get from one side to the other, safely.
Likewise, by helping you react swiftly if you trip or lose your balance, power can actually prevent falls.
Some power moves are just strength training exercises done at a faster speed. In my group training workouts, I combine swift moves of power training with slower, more deliberate strength training exercises to reap the benefits of BOTH.