My friend said that girls can do more push ups than boys since boys are heavy weight. Then in military service, why are there more push ups for boys to pass? That's the question.
But aren't boys heavy weight?The ability to do Push-ups is upper body strength versus body mass. Increased Upper-body strength does increase body mass but not as much as the additional strength.
I have never seen anything that has indicated that Women are stronger than Men in any muscle group where equal training has been carried out, hence the majority of sports being seperate for men and women.
Not really. When doing a pushup, you are lifting only perhaps 3/4 of your body's weight. There is just no need to be musclebound. And for those who are, most of that added weight is toward the upper-body, so most of it adds to the amount you have to lift (meaning if you are skinnier, your center of gravity is lower).Muscle endurance yes, but I thought the mass also plays an important role (?).
It may be worthwhile to note that the specific combination of strength(...to weight ratio), flexibility, and agillity required for gymnastics and similar sports (figure skating) favors women. Women are superior to men in most aspects of those sports.This is part of the reason why you'll notice such a big difference in age between girls and boys participating in Olympic level sports such as gymnastics. The female gymnasts are usually at their peak performance levels for such activities around 13-15 years old. The male athletes are reaching peak performance closer to 18 years old.
So you mean girls can do more push ups than boys?One thing to consider in addressing the original question is...at what age? It is quite common for 13 yr-old girls to outperform 13-yr old boys in tests of strength. Boys peak in strength several years later than girls due to a later onset of puberty. This is part of the reason why you'll notice such a big difference in age between girls and boys participating in Olympic level sports such as gymnastics. The female gymnasts are usually at their peak performance levels for such activities around 13-15 years old. The male athletes are reaching peak performance closer to 18 years old.
You also have to ask at what level of training you want to make comparisons. Unless you're specifying a high level of training, among the general population you'll find plenty of men who can't do a single push-up and women who can do 100s.
Keep in mind that push ups are not only dependent on arm strength either, but also the strength of back and abdominal muscles if you're using proper form. You use a little bit of leg muscles, but not much relative to other workouts. So, it's not enough to just look at the size of the muscles in the arms, but also at entire upper body strength.
The muscles are physically different: http://members.shaw.ca/bodybuilding/Muscles/structure.htmlwhat exactly is the difference between muscle strength and muscle endurance?
How mutually exclusive are they from each other?
Yes, it was probably an overgeneralization. A lot has to do with diet, drugs, and suppliments screwing with your body chemistry, but too much exercising alone can do that too. I probably shouldn't have limited it to powerlifters - too much running (I'm not sure if it is the exercise itself or the low body fat) can be harmful as well.Why do you say male powerlifters have unhealthy bodies? Might be true for the super heavyweights but I dont se how it would apply for the middle weights. The lightweights might be pushing it a bit but only around contest time.
Most powerlifters and weightlifters do not carry any obscene ammounts of musclemass either.
In general, the answer is no. But when you ask broad, vague questions, you get a lot of caveats.So you mean girls can do more push ups than boys?
On that note, I'll mention that women find ways to compensate for lack of physical strength, so aren't limited in what they can do when it comes to a work environment.You seem to be very hung up on the issue of physical strength differences between the sexes. You shouldn't be - it isn't a big deal.
Uh, what? How can you rest a sack of grain or a heavy sack of groceries on your hip(s)?As a more common example...carrying a heavy sack of groceries or something else of similar size. Men might have better forearm strength to just hold onto the sack using their arms alone, but women can rest it on their hips and use less arm stregth to carry the same size sack.
Are you serious? Stick your hip out and rest the sack on it. It's that simple. You have noticed that women's hips are shaped differently than men's hips, haven't you? :uhh:Uh, what? How can you rest a sack of grain or a heavy sack of groceries on your hip(s)?