The names explain themselves.
Muscle strength, or strength, means that you can generate a great force/strength/power for a short moment, or for one lift. Sprinters, Olympic Weightlifters, Jumpers. They all require strength, as they aren't required to last very long, but to perform quickly and efficiently.
Muscle endurance. Being able to perform an strenuous activity for a longer duration of time.
To be able to generate and continue to hold a force for a certain duration of time.
Long distance runners, Rowers, Military, Soccer players. These all are required to generate power through a certain amount of time, and "endure" it.
It is true that a strong person won't have enough endurance to last as long, but an endurance athlete is nowhere near the strength of a strength/power athlete.
When it comes to lifts, though, the stronger person will probably have more reps than the more endurant person, but he wouldn't last in his endurance sport.
MMA and BJJ are two such sports. MMA require more of an endurance, while BJJ require strength to grapple your opponent and hold on to him and defend against his strength.
· 10 years ago