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Sex Differences in Human Skeletal Muscle Fatigue

Hicks, Audrey L.1; Kent-Braun, Jane2; Ditor, David S.1

Exercise & Sport Sciences Reviews: July 2001 - Volume 29 - Issue 3 - pp 109-112
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HICKS, A.L., J. KENT-BRAUN, and D.S. DITOR. Sex differences in human skeletal muscle fatigue. Exerc. Sports Sci. Rev., Vol. 29, No. 3, pp. 109–112, 2001. Research on muscle fatigue suggests that greater fatigue resistance may be evident in females compared with males. The possible mechanisms for this sex difference include factors related to muscle mass, substrate utilization, muscle morphology, and neuromuscular activation.

1 Department of Kinesiology, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada; and 2Department of Exercise Science, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts

Accepted for publication: January 17, 2001.

Address for correspondence: Audrey L. Hicks, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Kinesiology, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada L8S 4K1 (E-mail: hicksal@mcmaster.ca).

© 2001 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.