We all know strength is specific. What this usually translates to with most training protocols (especially in sport) is to practice the movement. This is well and good, but we should not view strength training with such a myopic approach.
Practicing a movement skill will net you good results, but this will inevitably reach a plateau at which point you will need to examine other factors contributing to the improvement of strength and skill over time. This includes the following:
- Contraction type
- Joint Angle
- Force Vector
- Muscle Group
- Relative Load
Designing workouts using exercises addressing these factors can not only help you develop more muscle, strength, coordination, and force specific to your goals, but it also will keep your training from going stale.