Maximum Strength and Strength Training---A Relationship to Endurance?
Endurance can be defined as the ability to maintain or to repeat a given force or power output. The sport performance-endurance relationship is a multi-factorial concept. However, evidence indicates that maximum strength is a major component. Conceptually, endurance is a continuum. The literature indicates that (a) maximum strength is moderately to strongly related to endurance capabilities and associated factors, a relationship that is likely stronger for high intensity exercise endurance (HIEE) activities than for low intensity exercise endurance (LIEE); (b) strength training can increase both HIEE and LIEE, the effect being greater for HIEE; (c) the volume of strength training plays a role in endurance adaptation; and (d) mechanical specificity and training program variables also play a role in the degree of adaptation..
Stone, Michael H.; Stone, Meg E.; Sands, William A.; Pierce, Kyle C.; Newton, Robert U.; Haff, G. Gregory; and Carlock, Jon. 2006. Maximum Strength and Strength Training---A Relationship to Endurance?. Strength and Conditioning Journal. Vol.28(3). 44-53. https://journals.lww.com/nsca-scj/Abstract/2006/06000/Maximum_Strength_and_Strength_Training___A.8.aspx ISSN: 1524-1602