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Sport Science Review

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A Comparative Study on Strength between American College Male and Female Students in Caucasian and Asian Populations

Gong Chen1 / Liu Liu1 / Jing Yu1

Department of Kinesiology, San Jose State University, San Jose, California, USA1

Beijing Sport University, Beijing, China2

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Citation Information: Sport Science Review. Volume 21, Issue 3-4, Pages 153–165, ISSN (Online) 2069-7244, ISSN (Print) 2066-8732, DOI: https://doi.org/10.2478/v10237-012-0015-5, August 2012

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2012-08-30

A Comparative Study on Strength between American College Male and Female Students in Caucasian and Asian Populations

Muscle strength has been considered as a major factor on sport performance, martial arts competitions, self-defense, and other physical activities. The purpose of the study was to investigate potential difference on muscle strength between male and female college students. The results indicated that the muscle strength of female students is significantly lower than male students on strength of arm, upperbody and chest, shoulder, leg, and abdominal. Females have 37-68% of muscle strength of males in general. The difference on muscle strength between females and males is more on upper body, and less on lower body. Females are relatively stronger on their legs than arms and shoulders.

Keywords: muscle strength; sport performance; college students

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