MAXIMUM TORQUE AND ACCELERATION DISCRIMINATE THE GENDERS
Brown, L. E., Whitehurst, M., Findley, B. W., Comeau, M. J., & Noffal, G. J. (2003). Maximum knee torque and acceleration completely discriminate gender at high speeds. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 35(5), Supplement abstract 1516.
Ss (M = 10; F = 1) performed three maximal concentric knee extension repetitions at speeds of 60 and 360 deg/sec on an isokinetic dynamometer. The acceleration range-of-motion phase and maximum torque produced during the load range phase were separated for each repetition at each speed.
Males demonstrated significantly greater torque at 60 deg/sec and less acceleration at 360 deg/sec than females. Combined maximum torque and acceleration discriminated males from females. Maximum torque and acceleration are factors that discriminate the genders.
Implication. Maximum torque and acceleration are factors that discriminate the genders.
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