Does muscular strength come at the expense of muscular endurance?

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  1. Mr. Fishtaco

    Mr. Fishtaco New Member

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    Hi

    I was wondering if it becomes harder to maintain muscular endurance as you get stronger. I've noticed this over the past year in certain exercises such as the push-up my performance has diminished, yet my maxes for bench press, military press, etc. have been steadily increasing.

    Also, as a runner, I thought I'd be relatively good when I starting out on squats last year. I was wrong as hell. Do you think running a lot (to me, it would be anywhere from 30-50 miles per week) screws up your ability to squat a lot, or get stronger in leg exercises in general?
     
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    you probably just need to eat more. you're burning off all your calories doing that much running. ask crooks, he seems to do both well in that department.
     
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    If you don't train for it, you won't get better at it.

    I.E. If you quit running for a while, you are going to lose endurance and if you quit doing a lot of pushups to build endurance, it's going to go down.
     
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    If all things stay constant. I don't see how you can lose endurance with strength increase.
     
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    Well, I did gain about 15lbs. over the past year, but even then, I don't see how my push-up numbers, which I did as the upper body rep exercise in WS4SB, would go from the 70s down to the 50s.
     
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    that's because you're gaining weight, no?
     
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