Muscular Endurance Benefits

Updated November 21, 2016

Muscular endurance is the ability to use muscles for a long period of time. It has many benefits to the body and can be useful in sports and many other activities.


Muscular endurance means that your muscles will be able to contract against a load of weight higher than normal for a longer period of time.


Benefits of improving muscular endurance include increasing your metabolism, improving posture, and limiting tiredness and injuries. In addition, it can prevent and help rehabilitate back problems.


If working to improve muscular endurance you also will likely improve your muscle strength.


Improved muscular endurance will assist in such sports as soccer, rugby, swimming and golf. It also will help you get through a day of physical activity, such as occupational work, intense yard work and/or home improvement.


In order to build endurance, a program involving exercises with and without weights is best. While working out, it is important to breathe properly and take breaks between repetitions.

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