As I former body builder and now runner I have huge amounts of wind power but could not convert that into high notes. In fact, on pure strength and wind, I could last as long as my teacher on arduous long tones but without efficiency that was all I had. I could play nothing else, while he was just warming up. Early on I was able to hit a strong, resononant high C that I was very proud of. Now, after two years, I have learned to use my embrochure, tongue, and air together more efficiently. As look back, that high C came with so much strain and effort. Now, when I get everything right (all the elements coordinated), it feel so easy. There is little strain. By comparison, I was really over blowing the note two years ago.
Our first chair was 80+ and he recently retired due to ill health. He could belt out beautiful resonant high notes during his solos. If you closed your eyes, you would have not any idea how old he was. In poor health and fitness, he was fantastic. I do not imagine he is capable of a fraction of my wind power, but he really knew how to use everything else to near perfection to my ears.