The following is excerpted from Periodization Simplified.
It has been stated that “Strength is a skill.” (185)
The textbook definition of a skill is the capability to produce a performance result with maximum certainty, minimum energy, or minimum time, developed as a result of practice. (186) The definition of skill is almost synonymous with “Optimal technique (form)” that is defined as a way of moving that allow the athlete/fitness client to use his/hers physical abilities to the fullest without. (82)
In the context of strength and conditioning (strength training, jump/throw training and speed/energy systems and cardio respiratory training) optimal technique can be defined as a way of moving that
Thus, not only strength but also, power, speed and endurance performance can be considered skills.
How does perceiving strength as a skill affect the training program?
A program design based on seeing the target physical ability as a skill involves “training as often as possible, while staying as fresh as possible.” (187)