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Muscular Endurance

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The ability of a skeletal muscle to perform repeated contractions for an extended period of time. It is measured as the number of submaximal contractions performed or submaximal sustained contraction time. Common muscular tests (e.g., push-ups and sit-ups) are measures of muscular endurance.

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DoDI 1308.03: DoD Physical Fitness Body Composition Program

Last Updated: September 16, 2022
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