Joshua asked in HealthDiet & Fitness · 7 years ago

What is the difference between muscular strength and muscular endurance?

and also the training methods on how muscular strength and muscular endurance differ. Help :)

3 Answers

  • 7 years ago

    These two do have some correlation and are not complete opposites as you might expect...

    In effort to not get too technical, it has to do with the muscle fiber types, and how they react. Fast twitch vs slow twitch.

    Fast twitch can be thought of as explosive power. A quick burst that exhausts quickly but can move a large amount of weight. Such as weight lifting. This is trained with heavier weight, less repetition, and in a fast motion. Can be trained with prints, low repetition weight lifting in 6 or fewer reps, high/long jumps.

    Endurance, slow twitch, can be thought of as a marathon runner. Muscles do not require the strength necessary to move much weight, but can do it repetitively over time without exhausting. Trained by spending a lot of time moving light weights ie: high repetition weight lifting and running long distances.

    Hope that helps!

  • 7 years ago

    Strength is the ability of a person or animal to exert force on physical objects using muscles

    Endurance is the ability remain active for an extended period of time

    Lets say that you can dead hang for 2 minutes-that's using your muscles strength

    Building up your endurance through working out will allow you to increase the amount of time that you can dead hang for.

  • 4 years ago

    Muscle strength is how so much weight your muscles can control and muscle endurance is how lengthy your muscle tissues can control getting used again and again if i had been you i'd work on each of them considering they're both major for muscle growth

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