Sweating It Out In The Gym

Sweating It Out In The Gym Men and women sweat at different rates, which vary from one part of the body to the next. A study published in the journal Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise examined regional sweat rates on aerobically trained men and women who exercised at 60% and 75% of maximum capacity on different occasions in a 77 degree environment.

According to the research, both men and women sweat most profusely on the upper back. Overall, men sweat significantly more than women and have greater distribution to the arms and hands. This can make it more difficult to handle a bat, club, racquet and other sports equipment. Women tend to sweat to a greater degree at the heels which might factor into footwear selection considerations.

True Strength Moment: While the major differences between men and women may seem obvious, knowledge of areas that aren't as well understood can have a small but meaningful impact on your sports ability. For a more performance-specific male vs. female comparison, check out today's Performance Blog post at ABBperformance.com
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