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Elysium

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Differences between male and female gains
« on: June 27, 2017, 03:59:59 AM »
Hello there guys, I've been thinking recently about this: let's say we have 2 individuals, both are 85 Kg and has the same powerlifting background...if a man follows medium load sheiko and a female does the same, is expected that man will have a bigger total jump than his female counterpart, right?

first case, male can put + 20Kg on his total for example
female could be around + 10Kg due to biological differences

is this correct? thanks a lot  :o

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Re: Differences between male and female gains
« Reply #1 on: June 27, 2017, 09:07:58 AM »
Not necessarily. What you're asking is if all other variables are controlled for (beyond only weight and experience), does gender alone influence the rate of progress? No.

Your example doesn't really indicate a difference either.

Man: Starts at 400kg; finishes at 420kg
Woman: Starts at 200kg; finishes at 210kg

Both increased their totals by 5% over the same period of time. Baseline total is another one of those variables to account for.

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Re: Differences between male and female gains
« Reply #2 on: June 28, 2017, 02:44:12 AM »

Both increased their totals by 5% over the same period of time. Baseline total is another one of those variables to account for.

That's the answer, thanks a lot, I haven't noticed the relationship on %