22 Jul Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus!
So further evidence, (as if you needed it)!
Recent research has shown that Women are more prone to knee injuries than Men. From a clinical view, I can testify to that. I believed it was purely muscular and skeletal differences, but it appears not.
Scientists in Oregon found that men control nerve impulses similar to individuals trained for explosive muscle usage – like those of a sprinter – while the nerve impulses of women are more similar to those of an endurance trained athlete, like a distance runner. This could help to explain why women tend to suffer more ACL ruptures during non-contact activities than men.
The good news, is that with balance, proprioceptive and core conditioning training, you can reduce the likelihood of these debilitating injuries. Give us a call if you want some help adapting your training to help prevent injury.