What exercise science doesn't know about women

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k8yk

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Posted: 03 Jul 2010, 16:48
Fascinating.

Article

It basically talks about how the majority of studies are performed using male subjects and that women are different than men so the findings don't necessarily carry over.
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Posted: 03 Jul 2010, 19:47
Interesting article.
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Posted: 08 Jul 2010, 16:53
Russell, here's the article
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Posted: 08 Jul 2010, 16:58
k8yk wrote:
Russell, here's the article


Thanks I'm reading it now, I will be training soon so I will get back to you a bit later.
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Posted: 08 Jul 2010, 17:42
Weird to see that most studies are completely devoid of women. It makes you think that the majority of what you read that is based on science isn't geared towards me or my body. No matter what plan you choose.
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Posted: 08 Jul 2010, 18:10
Allicat, that's sort of my realization too. This isn't just exercise science, btw. The great majority of cited medical studies are performed on men. Well, it seems we are different! I certainly feel much better taking in about 40% of my calories from healthy fat than I did on low fat. And protein is my struggle still. I have a really hard tome getting over 20%. But maybe that's okay for my female body? It seems we need to listen to our own bodies too and not pay too much mind to studies that don't include women.
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Posted: 08 Jul 2010, 18:30
All this girl talk and me with out a uterus!
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Posted: 08 Jul 2010, 18:40
You should get used to it, Bump Smile. You are quite outnumbered on this site!
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Posted: 08 Jul 2010, 18:45
Yea, I actually realized that about two months ago. I use that phrase from time to time because it usually makes people smile. Just seemed like this thread was right for it. Wink
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Posted: 08 Jul 2010, 19:04
Great article, Kate, certainly makes you think. I've always thought that things seem to work differently for me than they do for my hubby. I guess this sort of proves that I was on to something there.
Thanks for posting it.
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Posted: 13 Jul 2010, 16:54
No doubt we are different. After reading the article a few times I think I understand what is going on.

#1 The subjests were ingesting protein while working between intervals. It has no claims about post workout recovery nor muscle building.

Protein will not provide muscle energy while working out, protein is slowly digested into amino acids which help recovery but this takes several hours+, it's not instant recovery.
The difference between the men and women could be our abilites to store and use glycogen which is the energy stored in muscles. Common knowledge is the larger the muscles the more energy that can be stored. Therefor it is easy to conclude men have more effient energy stored in muscles. This would also explain why carb loading isn't as effective for women. (carb loading=glycogen)

2. Estrogen equalling muscle gain. This I am just guessing, but when a man takes steroids(testosterone) which is the antithesis of estrogen their bodies will produce more natural estrogen to find a hormonal balance. So is it possible with the increase in estrogen will the body naturally increase testosterone?

3. This study does nothing to say that post workout protein isn't nescessary, if I workout today and recover correctly I will be stronger later not the same day.

4. The study does open our eyes about how studies are done and that they should have both male and female subjests. Afterall men are from mars and women from venus right?
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Posted: 13 Jul 2010, 17:32
wheres the link to the article?? I don't see in the post?
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Posted: 13 Jul 2010, 18:24
The word ARTICLE is the link in the first post. It's blue on my screen.
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Posted: 13 Jul 2010, 18:25
I swear I didn't see that before!! LOL..off to read, thanks Kate Smile
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Posted: 13 Jul 2010, 18:26
Oh and Kate...next time I am in Arizona on business...we are having lunch Smile
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Posted: 13 Jul 2010, 21:39
Calorie deficits and eating right and moving knows no gender bounds in the long run. We should all be doing the same thing to get from point A to point B. Male or female =)



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