Disclaimer: Men and women both have unique qualities that give them an edge over the other gender, but when it comes to physical strength, men are far superior. This doesn’t mean that an individual woman is incapable of being stronger than a man, it just means that men are stronger on average than women.
MYTH: Men are not physically stronger than women.
REALITY: This is false. Many academic studies show that men, on average, are physically stronger than women. Men are biologically built to be stronger; compared to women, men are taller, have thicker skin, stronger bones, longer arms and legs, larger hearts, and more muscle mass.
The structure of the male and female skeleton is so different, that forensic anthropologist can almost perfectly determine the sex of an individual based on their skeletal remains.
Men, compared to women, have a faster reaction time, track fast-moving objects better, and see more details from distance.
Men have larger lungs than women. Male lungs are larger in absolute volume and volume variations.
Male brains have more connections between their cerebellum and their cortex, which allows males to better optimize motor skills and coordinated movement.
Men also have better spatial abilities than women. Males have more parietal lobe surface area compared to females, which increases their performance on spatial skill tests.
A study by the University of Utah, conducted on February 5, 2020, found that “males’ average power during a punching motion was 160% stronger than females, with the least-powerful man still stronger than the most powerful woman.”
All of these gender differences explain why male sports records often beat female sports records.
The research on this topic was conducted by Israeli physicist, Ira Hammerman. He wanted to determine the differences between male and female sports records.
Hammerman compared male and female records for long-distance and short-distance running, kayaking, rowing, and swimming. He found that female records consistently fell 10% short of male records.
Because men have stronger bones, more muscle mass, better motor skills, faster reaction times, longer arms and legs, larger hearts, and thicker skin, they have an edge over females in terms of physical abilities.
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