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What is Muscular endurance?

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Muscular endurance is very important for people playing sports and who have to sustain an activity for long periods of time. Muscular endurance is determined by how well your slow twitch muscle fibers are developed. In case your wondering what slow twitch muscle fibers are, I will explain. There are generally two types of muscle fibers in your body, slow twitch and fast twitch. Slow twitch muscle fibers cannot exert as much force as fast twitch, but can sustain an effort over a much greater period of time. Fast twitch muscle fibers can exert a great amount of force but for a very limited amount of time. Therefore, slow twitch equals endurance, while fast twitch equals strength.

If you are looking to improve muscular endurance, the best way would be to involve yourself in just about any cardivascular activity, such as running, biking, and playing sports. Even walking will help you stay healthy and condition your leg muscles, to a point. If you are looking to improve the endurance of your upper body, bodyweight exercises such as chin-ups, push-ups, triceps dips, etc., will improve this, and your strength as well.


Muscular endurance is the ability of a muscle or group of muscles to sustain repeated contractions against a resistance for an extended period of time. The combination of strength and endurance. Muscular Endurance is the ability of a muscle to do continuous work over a long period of time.
Muscular endurance is a crucial element of fitness for the athletes such as swimmers, rowers, distant runners and cyclists. It is important for a number of team sports such as Field Hockey, soccer and Australian Rules football. But what does muscular endurance mean? Muscular endurance is a combination of strength and endurance of muscles.

Muscular endurance is the ability of a muscle or a group of muscles to perform repeated muscular contractions against resistance for an extended period of time. It is associated with the muscle's ability to continue to perform without fatigue. In order to improve your muscular endurance, you should try some cardiovascular exercises such as jogging, walking, biking, dancing or bicycling. Some bodyweight exercises such as push-ups, chin-ups, triceps dips, etc. would improve the endurance and strength of upper body muscles. Muscular endurance is related to the length of time a muscle can perform repeated muscle actions against a sub-maximal resistance. It is determined by the maximum number of repetitions performed at a given percentage of a person's one-repetition maximum.

Different levels of muscular endurance are required for different sports. There are three major categories of muscular endurance such as power endurance, short-term muscular endurance and long-term muscular endurance. Athletes such as sprinters, martial artists, Baseball pitchers, fencers, wrestlers and tennis players generate powerful movements repetitively. A certain level of power endurance is needed in order to maintain the same amount of power with each effort. Short-term muscular endurance training is beneficial for sports and events, which consist of bouts of exercise lasting for about 30 seconds to 2 minutes. Muscular endurance training helps athletes tolerate high levels of lactic acids and cope with fatigue. Long-term muscular endurance is required for continuous, steady-state events such as triathlon, marathon and rowing, which last more than 2 minutes. In order to improve your muscular endurance, you must know about muscle fitness.

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