Sex differences in response to cognitive stress during a fatiguing contraction.

  title={Sex differences in response to cognitive stress during a fatiguing contraction.},
  author={Tejin Yoon and Manda L. Keller and Bonnie Schlinder De-Lap and April L. Harkins and Romuald Lepers and Sandra K Hunter},
  journal={Journal of applied physiology},
  volume={107 5},
This study compared the time to task failure for a submaximal fatiguing contraction in the presence and absence of a cognitive stressor in men and women. In study 1, 10 men and 10 women (22 +/- 3 yr of age) performed an isometric fatiguing contraction at 20% maximal voluntary contraction force until task failure with the elbow flexor muscles during two separate sessions. Subjects performed a mental-math task during one of the fatiguing contractions that aimed to increase anxiety and stress… CONTINUE READING
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