How do you measure strength?

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    Aug 10, 2009 5:24 AM GMT
    In todays world strength to us is a lifting weights in the gym. A young male or female belonging to the 300lbs club, is considered strong. But I have to come to realize real (functional) strength is about speed agility and overall power, that gym strength lacks. Coming back from a missionary trip in Thailand I have have seen what real strength is. Strength is lifting countless bails of hay, rocks, and sprinting after chickens and buffalo's. Strength you can use in the real world, in mutliple ways and you have the endurance to do it for hours on end. Not just lifting bar bells and placing them back down. How do you measure what strength is?
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    Aug 11, 2009 12:52 AM GMT
    proportional strength is also important: having hugely strong arms and legs, but a weak core is not strength and promises problems down the track. Balanced strength with flexibility is what I look for.

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    Aug 11, 2009 9:09 AM GMT
    What's the 300lb club?


    When I work for my cousin, its operating a shovel.


    I understand what your talking about.