What’s the Difference Between Absolute Strength & Relative Strength?
Written by Hunter Britt
CrossFit is unique in that it tests both absolute and relative strength at the same time, and on a wide range. Sports like Strongman and some field events in track only test one of these categories being as they do not care about your relative strength too much but only about how much force can be produced. Then there are sports like weightlifting that are categorized into weight classes that compare relative strength over absolute. In CrossFit, you must have both forms of strength to be successful in the sport.