Results of nine studies done on this topic by Laubach revealed that the lower body strength of a woman averaged 71.9%.
Their upper body strength averaged approximately 55.8%.
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The general consensus
Although there are some women who are exceptionally strong, reality dictates that most men are stronger than most women. Sorry ladies, no offense intended.
However, it is just a fact of life. In head-to-head competitions, men typically prove they are stronger. Will this ever change? Time will tell for sure. Stay tuned for updates.
Just because men are traditionally stronger than women does not mean there are no strong women.
There are scores of strong women around. Some of them are naturally strong while others have had to work at it.
A woman looking to prove her strength will train as hard as a man doing the same thing.
In fact, a number of today’s women have body definition that is every bit as impressive as those of their male counterparts.
Why do we say this? More women are choosing to focus on their physical performance and fitness routines. Some of them actually take up bodybuilding.
A person has to be strong in order to do these things.
Although women are far stronger than they used to be, in a head-to-head comparison, men still prove they are stronger than women.
No, this is a fallacy. Just because a woman is strong does not mean she has masculine traits. As is the case in any other group description, it is an individual thing.
Some women who are strong have more masculine characteristics. Meanwhile, other strong women are very feminine.
Then, of course, there are all the ladies who are in between. This means they have some masculine traits and some feminine ones.
In competition, they scald other women in the victory department.
In a deadlift, a woman who has never trained and weighs about 132 pounds can lift around 59 pounds in a squat.
The same size woman, after training for a period of up to nine months can lift around 110 pounds.
If she trains for a year or two, that amount rises to around 127 pounds.
There are professional weight-lifting women around now who are capable of lifting much more than this.
The Centers for Disease Control did a survey on this topic in 2004. The results showed that only around 17.5% of women trained more than two times per week.
Although that number had risen from a similar study done in 1998, it is still far lower than the percentage of men who trained regularly.
As she (or he, this applies to men as well) ages, if they have not regularly trained, they will lose muscle mass. When that happens the risk of falling increases tremendously.
They are also more prone to injuries from simple things such as bending over, reaching up to grab an item, or walking a little too fast.
Years ago the answer would have been probably not. However, as of today, things have changed. More women are passing this test and joining the Marines.
For the record, women are also passing the test for – and joining – the other branches of the Armed Forces.
Overall, women are stronger today than the ladies of many years ago.
If you have been paying attention, you have surely noticed that more women are participating in strength-related sports now that used to be dominated by men.
Examples of this are boxing, UFC, martial arts, and wrestling. Many of these sports now regularly feature women in prominent bouts.
This is a sure-fire example of the increased strength and endurance of women overall nowadays.
What are we talking about? Go to the nearest weight-training facility and take a look around. You will see many more women participating than in years past.
This includes actually lifting weights. They are also better at squat lifts and lunges than they used to be. Will this trend continue? We shall see, won’t we?
It is doubtful that a woman will ever be physically stronger than a man because their bodies are designed differently. Men are typically larger and heavier.
That said, these days women are much stronger than they had been in the past.
It is generally agreed upon that women have a greater capacity for endurance than most men. This has been proven in studies by industry experts.
Although it may seem unlikely, the answer is actually yes. If she is trained in martial arts or other self-defense techniques, this is possible.
If a man were to threaten her, she would be trained to take him down.
That said, she should still be careful not to allow him to grab hold of her. This is an instance where her self-defense training won’t work.
If she doesn’t let him grab her, she ought to be able to take him down at least long enough to get away.
In today’s society, there are many men who are considerably smaller than men of years ago. Along with their now demure size comes weaker physical characteristics.
These people are known as beta males. Many women are bigger and stronger than these men.
Only if she is trained to fight and her male opponent is not. Another reason could be if he is a beta male.
That would mean he is much smaller than she is. In that case, a woman can win.
If a woman is fighting a typical alpha male, he will have a significant height and weight advantage over her.
However, if this woman is trained to fight, and he is not, it could be possible for her to win.
According to scientific studies, women are able to exercise and train longer and harder before getting tired than men.
The scientists said the women’s muscles were more resistant to fatigue than men’s.
Women also tend to burn more fat and fewer carbs than men in the average exercise regimen.
Although the women were not stronger than men, they were deemed to be tougher.
Yes, we have been explaining how and why men are stronger than women. However, it is totally wrong to say all women are weak.
There are scores of strong women in the world. Just look at the rise of women’s sports and their entry into the Armed Forces.
Women have come a long way in the world and there are indeed many who are physically strong. Keep this in mind!