Physiologic considerations for exercise performance in women.

  title={Physiologic considerations for exercise performance in women.},
  author={Nisha Charkoudian and Michael J. Joyner},
  journal={Clinics in chest medicine},
  volume={25 2},
Women exhibit several anatomic and physiologic characteristics that distinguish their responses to exercise from those of men. Women are smaller than men, have less muscle mass, and more fat mass for a given body size. Blood volume, stroke volume, and cardiac output are all lower in women than in men. These and other factors contribute to lower maximal… CONTINUE READING