Power - the rate of force production. In health and human performance "power" is used most often to express speed and explosiveness, focusing on the rate or velocity component of the power equation depicted below. Example, plyometric box jumps are done with the intent of increasing power and vertical jump height.
  • Physics: Power (measured in watts) is defined as the rate of work, where work is equal to force x displacement:

Related Terms

  • Powerlifting
  • Weightlifting
  • Explosive exercises


  • Strength
  • Force
  • Energy
  • Power