Gender differences in strength and muscle fiber characteristics

@article{Miller2004GenderDI,
  title={Gender differences in strength and muscle fiber characteristics},
  author={A. Miller and J. D. MacDougall and M. A. Tarnopolsky and D. Sale},
  journal={European Journal of Applied Physiology and Occupational Physiology},
  year={2004},
  volume={66},
  pages={254-262}
}
  • A. Miller, J. D. MacDougall, +1 author D. Sale
  • Published 2004
  • Medicine
  • European Journal of Applied Physiology and Occupational Physiology
  • Key MethodSummaryStrength and muscle characteristics were examined in biceps brachii and vastus lateralis of eight men and eight women. Measurements included motor unit number, size and activation and voluntary strength of the elbow flexors and knee extensors. Fiber areas and type were determined from needle biopsies and muscle areas by computerized tomographical scanning. The women were approximately 52% and 66% as strong as the men in the upper and lower body respectively. The men were also stronger…Expand Abstract
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