Let's say you can do a heavy lift once, and that's your maximum strength. Then let's say you decrease that weight by half and do as many repetitions as you can until your muscles don't move anymore. This is also your maximum strength....

Beause if the one rep max gets bigger, then also the half of that one rep max increases.

Half 100 is smaller than half of 101. And if you can do more repetitions with one weight it means it's getting easier... And if lifting a weight is easier than before then you got stronger. My queation is, how is it even possible to find a situation where strength and endurance are not directly correlated?

One might say cardio, but the heart is a muscle too.

Are there any papers proving that one can increase their 1 rep maximum without also increasing their endurance in lower weights?

Say my bicep curl is 60 pounds for once but 30 pounds for twenty reps.... If suddently I become able to do twenty-two reps with 30 pounds, how is it possible that my one rep max didn't alsp increase? And vice versa.

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  • Quick notes, (I may not get the chance to give a detailed answer any time soon) muscle endurance partially relates to the energy pathways and an individual’s capacity to clear metabolites greatly contributes to endurance. Strength’s contribution to endurance lies in the relative effort given by the muscle, less relative effort results in less fatigue and less metabolic waste building up. The two concepts (strength and endurance) are interrelated and they both affect each other. However, it is entirely possible to train almost exclusively for one adaptation over the other. – JustSnilloc Jan 13 at 15:18

someone who starts lifting weights cannot lift 100 kilos the first time. This is because the muscles are weak because they have not encountered this resistance before.

Muscle strength refers to the amount of force a muscle can produce with maximum effort. Muscle endurance is the ability of a muscle or group of muscles to apply force repeatedly over an extended period of time. my opinion is that strength cannot develop without endurance. First, the ability of the muscles to resist resistance must be developed, then the power will come out by itself. The simplest example of this is that we have difficulty lifting 10-20 kg when we start sports. Later, these weights start to seem like a piece of cake to us because the muscles now develop themselves against this resistance. Unfortunately, no one who is just starting out can lift 100 kilos all of a sudden.


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  • OP is looking for scientific data, your answer is based on personal experience, can you provide scientific papers to back your claim? – paradox Jan 14 at 22:13

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