Sports Physiology: Women vs. Men Comparison Essay

Sports Physiology: Women vs. Men
An examination of the biological differences between men and women when they exercise.
# 54564 | 1,287 words | 4 sources | MLA | 2000 | GB
Published on Dec 30, 2004 in Biology (General) , Sport (General)

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This paper examines how it is an evolutionary fact that neither men nor women are born equally and how the genomes of males and females are designed to be different so that physiologically males generally have higher levels of muscular mass, maximal aerobic and anaerobic power. It concentrates on these processes and attempts to explain why there are differences in these between men and women.

From the Paper:

"A women's maximal strength in either isometric or dynamic contractions of the leg muscles is on average sixty-five to seventy five percent of a man's maximum value. For trunk muscles women have only sixty to seventy percent of their male counter parts maximal values. The major disadvantage in maximal strength is in elbow flexion and extension. Females can only attain fifty percent of the male's maximum. Women have a smaller muscle mass than men so their maximal muscle strength will be different. There is no evidence for sex differences in the quality of skeletal muscle so it is concluded that muscle mass determines the potential for developing strength."

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