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Definition of Muscle Strength


Updated May 28, 2014

Muscle Stength
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Definition: Muscle strength refers to the amount of force a muscle can produce with a single maximal effort. Size of muscle cells and the ability of nerves to activate them are related to muscle strength.

Examples: Building muscle strength helps with body alignment, makes performing everyday actions easier, increases metabolism, and relieves stress.  You don't need to go to the gym to increase your muscle strength. Simple exercises can be done at home without equipment. Check out these workouts and resources to improve your muscle strength and boost your calorie burning potential:

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