muscular endurance


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mus·cu·lar en·du·rance

(mŭs'kyū-lăr en-dūr'ăns)
Ability of muscles to exert tension over an extended period.
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(1) Pulmonary rehabilitation programs traditionally include primarily aerobic, endurance-type exercises such as treadmill walking and cycling that promote muscular endurance rather than resistance exercise that promotes strength and an increase in muscle mass.
Muscular endurance can be measured using isometric, isokinetic, or isotonic contractions by directing subjects to sustain an isometric contraction as long as possible at a force corresponding to a specified percentage of isometric strength, by performing isokinetic contractions at a set cadence until torque decreases to a specified percentage or maximum, or by performing the maximum number of isotonic contractions against a resistance set at a specified percentage of the 1-RM.
There were no differences in either strength or muscular endurance between the groups, thus the actual physical stress imposed was similar for both groups.
Muscular strength and muscular endurance were assessed before and immediately after the 8-week intervention, using strength and endurance field tests.
Muscular strength is much different from muscular endurance. Strength is a measure of how much force your muscles can exert, while endurance is the measure of how many times your muscles can repeat a specific exertion of force.
Our results show that, depending on the physical demands of the task, both aerobic capacity and local muscular endurance can contribute significantly to task performance.
The program includes a variety of tests to assess aerobic capacity, muscular strength, muscular endurance, flexibility and body composition.
I found particularly interesting discussions of tonic (slow twitch) and phasic (fast twitch) fiber systems and, early on, principles of the C-I Training[TM] system, such as integration of the entire body, progression of the system over time, importance of alternating work in muscular strength, muscular endurance, and flexibility, specificity of exercises to particular dance practices, and attentiveness to aspects that affect the quality of work, such as breath, timing, and transitions.
Increased spinal muscular endurance after completing a 12-week WBV exercise programme has been reported.
We also wanted to find whether any difference exists between the three genotype groups of the endurance athletes concerning the physical fitness parameters, such as maximum volume of oxygen uptake ([VO.sub.2 max]), power, muscular endurance, flexibility and body mass index (BMI).
As a result many school districts have turned to resistance training techniques since it has been shown muscular endurance and strength can be enhanced through their use (Johnson, 1974).

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