There is a major distinction. If you're an athlete who wants to create that competitive edge, your trainer should know this answer if they're legit. One simple question you could ask to get an indication would be, does the squat exercise develop strength or explosive power.
Another simple question to ask would be, how specifically does strength and explosive power translate with respect to athletic performance, and how does it benefit the athlete. Again, if your trainer is worth their salt, they should know this, and if they don't, run for the hills, because they're probably a fake trainer that will produce fake results.
Stay tuned for more truth talking on my next blog.
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