IPE 2022 | Sex Differences in Athletic Performance
IPE 2022 | Sex Differences in Athletic Performance


By Sandra Hunter

Males and females differ in physical performance: Males are typically faster, stronger and more powerful than similarly trained females. Yet in some circumstances, males are more fatigable in their limb muscles.

This presentation highlights (1) the experimental findings for the fundamental differences in physiology and anatomy that dictates the sex differences in athletic performance and fatigability of limb muscles during different tasks and events and (2) the non-physiological factors that influence sex differences in performance.

Understanding the mechanisms for sex differences in fatigability and athletic performance has important implications for training and rehabilitation in males and females, and the rationale for sex-based categorization of athletic events.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Learn the known sex differences in exercise and physical performance across various fatiguing tasks and athletic events;
  2. The physiological and anatomical differences between males and females that drive the sex differences in exercise performance and fatigability of limb muscles; and
  3. The non-physiological factors that influence the sex differences in exercise performance, with a focus on the marathon.

This course includes an online video from ACSM’s Integrative Physiology of Exercise Conference and corresponding online evaluations. All course content will be presented to you electronically after your purchase. To earn your CECs, you must view the course content and complete the evaluation.

Learners must complete this course bundle within 365 days of the date of purchase. ACSM will not offer refunds, transfers or course credits for uncompleted courses prior to their expiration date.

ACSM does not allow substitutions, refunds or credits for this course.

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