biomechanical factors that affect strength training

Limb length- Shorter limbs mean shorter levers, and a shorter lever has a biomechanical advantage. The resistance or weight is closer to the joint and is easier to lift than a weight that is further away. In general, if you have shorter limbs, you will be able to lift more weight than individuals with longer limbs, all other factors being equal.

Tendon insertion-The further the muscle tendon attaches from the joint, the greater the mechanical advantage affecting muscle strength.

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