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    Curious About Quadriceps

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    I read that women's quadriceps tend to be 60% weaker than men's, but I can't find any explanation as to why.

    Does anyone know?

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    Women have lower muscle mass, lower strength, and higher bodyfat percentages, on average. I don't know if there is much more of a reason why.

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    NROWL for women mentions this. I don't think it's that we are weaker but that we tend toward quad dominance. Let me look it up...

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    Sorry, the quad dominance has nothing to do with your stat. Honestly, that stat makes no sense to me if we're talking pound-for-pound. It could be true that, if you have a man and a woman with similar height, BF% and LBM%, the man can lift more. But that could have to do with a variety of factors including leg length, Q angle and the distribution of muscle.

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    Being that no one seems to have any data or evidence to back up the claim, perhaps it isn't true.

    I'm going to keep looking though. 60% is kind of a weird number for a news organization to pull out of its ass. Not that statistics have never been made up before or anything.

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    girls are wimpy and have no need to dunk?

    ( i didnt even get it fininshed before i laughed out loud )

    You gotta assume some idiot wrote that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by quelsen View Post
    girls are wimpy and have no need to dunk?

    ( i didnt even get it fininshed before i laughed out loud )

    You gotta assume some idiot wrote that.
    I was going to go with, "because sammiches aren't heavy" but I am trying to be nice.

    Yeah, that doesn't make much sense to me either. 60% huh, that is an odd number. Was it based on anything?
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    @annieloux, Didn't you get the memo that was passed out last week? We are the weaker sex. Let's get back into the kitchen and make sammiches ladies!

    *I really hope that people get sarcasm around here*
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    Quote Originally Posted by geostump View Post
    @annieloux, Didn't you get the memo that was passed out last week? We are the weaker sex. Let's get back into the kitchen and make sammiches ladies!

    *I really hope that people get sarcasm around here*
    and Pie, dont forget Pie and your fat.... well nah i wont say ti
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    That sounds odd to me because if anything women carry more muscle in their lower bodies while men have more muscle in their upper bodies.

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