Sex differences in static strength and fatigability in three different muscle groups

James E. Misner, Benjamin H. Massey, Scott B. Going, Michael G. Bemben, Thomas E. Ball

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Abstract

Maximal voluntary static muscle force production was assessed both in strength trials and during 2-min contractions by three muscle groups (right-hand finger flexors [RHF], right-leg extensors [RLE], and both leg extensors [BLE]) in young males (n = 13) and females (n= 14). There was a significant difference (p <.01) between males and females for RHF strength and BLE strength but no significant difference between sexes for RLE strength. During the 2-min task, impulse (force x time) declined significantly (p <.001) and there was a significant difference (p <.001) between muscle groups, but there was no difference between sexes. There was a significant (p<.05) sex x time interact ion for the impulse values indicating that the fatigability was greater in males than females.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)238-242
Number of pages5
JournalResearch Quarterly for Exercise and Sport
Volume61
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1990

Keywords

  • Fatigability
  • Sex differences
  • Strength

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation
  • Nephrology

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