Training Differences Men And Women Adapt Differently To Exercise

This increase in testosterone provides an optimal environment for muscle protein synthesis and the associated gains in lean muscle tissue. Page 2 of 2 – Another gender difference is that of thermoregulation, or the regulation of body temperature. A 2001 research paper from the medical journal Current Opinions in Clinical Nutrition and Metabolic Care found that “during heat exposure, sweating in women is generally more delayed and less intensive than in men.” In other words, women not only sweat less than men, but they also start sweating at higher core body temperatures than men. This is important information with regards to hydration and maintaining hyperlink electrolyte balance in high-temperature training environments. Perhaps this helps to explain why there is typically a 25:1 ratio of women to men at Sunday morning hot yoga! Here are a few training tips Keeping testosterone levels up in men (and women) Hit something! Besides lower-repetition, higher-weight strength training, one of the most insightful comments I have ever heard regarding training and testosterone was from author, sports fitness psychologist and Director of Mass General Hospital’s Sport Psychology Department Dr. Stephen Durant. He expressed that as he ages he needs to hit things in order to keep his testosterone up.
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