Supraspinal fatigue does not explain the sex difference in muscle fatigue of maximal contractions.

@article{Hunter2006SupraspinalFD,
  title={Supraspinal fatigue does not explain the sex difference in muscle fatigue of maximal contractions.},
  author={Sandra K Hunter and Jane E Butler and G. Todd and Simon C. Gandevia and Janet L Taylor},
  journal={Journal of applied physiology},
  year={2006},
  volume={101 4},
  pages={1036-44}
}
Young women are less fatigable than young men for maximal and submaximal contractions, but the contribution of supraspinal fatigue to the sex difference is not known. This study used cortical stimulation to compare the magnitude of supraspinal fatigue during sustained isometric maximal voluntary contractions (MVCs) performed with the elbow flexor muscles of young men and women. Eight women (25.6 +/- 3.6 yr, mean +/- SD) and 9 men (25.4 +/- 3.8 yr) performed six sustained MVCs (22-s duration… CONTINUE READING
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