By Greg Nuckols
- Most of the major differences in performance and metabolism between genders can be explained by size and body composition, not gender itself.
- Of the true gender differences, the most important ones have to do with differences in sex hormones and fiber types.
- Additionally, women’s fat and muscle tissue is better equipped than men’s for handling both carbs and fat.
- All of these differences make women better metabolically suited for… just about everything related to health and performance except for short, intense bursts of activity that rely on glycolytic capacity.
It’s no secret that most strength, fitness, and nutrition content out there is by men, for men. That’s shifting somewhat, but powerlifting, bodybuilding, and sports science have traditionally been, and still are, male-dominated pursuits.
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