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strength-endurance continuum

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A weight training concept based on the belief that muscle strength and muscle endurance exist on a continum with strength represented by the 1RM (the 1 repetition maximum; the maximum load that can be overcome by a single effort) and muscle endurance represented by the ability to exert a lower force repeatedly over time. Low numbers of repetitions with relatively high loads are associated with increases in strength, whereas high numbers of repetitions with low loads (20–100 RM) are associated with increases in endurance. According to the concept, as repetitions increase there is a gradual transition from strength to endurance.

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