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Im Asian asked in HealthDiet & Fitness · 1 decade ago

What is the difference between muscle strength and muscle endurance?

what is the difference between muscle endurance and muscle strength? can you give me an example of it? how do you build muscle endurance and how do you build muscle strength?

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    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.

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    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.

    Source(s): MMA/BJJ
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  • Lisa
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    4 years ago

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    This may be an oversimplification but it gives you the general idea. Red muscle fibers(slow twitch) are best used for endurance. White twitch muscles (fast twitch) are best used for strength. All of your skeletal muscles have both, but the proportion of each is determined by genetics and also by how you've used your muscles in the past. The difference between the two muscles fibers is in how they use energy. When you are doing lower intensity exercises for a longer period of time(jogging/low weights with lots of reps), you are using red muscles because your body can keep up with the amount of energy required and can supply enough oxygen). High intensity exercises present your body with a different challenge. If you are sprinting or lifting heavy weights, your body cannot get energy to its muscles nor get enough oxygen fast enough for what you are asking your body to do. So your body uses white muscles which burn ATP/CP and use lactic acid as the oxydizer. So every muscle has both but if you work it aerobically, your body will build red muscle. If you work it anaerobically, it will tend to build white muscle. Is someone who has a lot of fast twitch muscles be stronger than someone who has slow twitch muscles. Depends on how you define strength. If you were unconcious in a building which was about to explode, who would you rather have carry you out ? A body builder with 40 inch biceps or the lean Navy SEAL who trained by running with a 100 lb rucksack for 10 miles ? You make the call. As for will you lose mass if you lift for endurance, some do, some don't. Some people alternate without losing bulk.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Muscle strength lifting 200 lbs over your head one time.

    Muscle endurance, not being able to lift 200 lbs over your head, but you can lift 100lbs over your head 30 times.

    The guy who lifts 200 lbs over his head cannot lift 100lbs over his head 30 times because he does not have good muscle endurance.

    The guy who lifts 100 lbs over his head 30 times cannot lift 200lbs over his head because he does not have enough muscle strength

    Muscle Endurance - How many or how long you can run or lift. This can be improved if you always do as many as you can.

    Muscle Strength - How much you can lift. You just lift as much weight as you can very few times.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Endurance: How often you can lift/how many reps you can do.

    Strength: How heavy you can lift, doesn't really matter how long you can do it for.

    You build both by lifting weights and drink milk after too. Work until you can't possibly lift another, then do it again.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    There is a link,imagine you were only strong enough to lift a weight that weighed 30 pounds once,imagine how many times you could lift a 25 pound weight,now imagine somebody who could lift 60 pounds once,how many times could they lift 25 pounds?do they have better endurance or better strength?they have both.

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  • 3 years ago

    1

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  • 6 years ago

    I don't know

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  • 5 years ago

    yeah

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  • 4 years ago

    That is a tricky question..

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