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... what is the difference between stamina and endurance?


Colloquially, condition and endurance are often used synonymously. From a sports science perspective, however, the two terms have very different meanings.

  • Endurance is the resistance of the organism to fatigue and the ability to regenerate quickly after exercise. It can also be described as a person's stamina.

  • The condition is a complex of human performance that is particularly determined by the structure and function of the energy-supplying organ systems.

Endurance is a sub-component of the condition (or the conditional abilities). In sports science, one speaks of the so-called conditional and coordinative properties, which are referred to as motor skills and jointly determine athletic performance.

In addition to endurance, strength, speed and agility are part of the conditional skills.

Differentiation of the conditional performance factors (after Steinhöfer, 2003)


The individual components of the conditioning skills are interrelated and appear in most sports in a kind of mixed form. One speaks, for example, of strength endurance, speed strength and speed endurance.

A good general physical condition is independent of a particular sport and is characterized by the highest possible and even development level of all four components.

A high specific physical condition is characterized by an optimal development of the physical factors that determine the performance of the sport.

Every sport makes different physical demands on the athlete. A strength athlete therefore needs a higher degree of strength compared to endurance, while the opposite is true for a marathon runner.

Trainers and athletes have to weigh up on which conditioning skills the focus must be placed in training and at what point in the training cycle the focus shifts. Even the sprinter starts training endurance performance in the early stages of his training phase.