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.
- Sex differences
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
- Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation