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FORCE PRODUCTION ASYMMETRY IN MALE & FEMALE ATHLETES OF DIFFERING STRENGTH LEVELS – 2014
Bailey CA1, Sato K, Burnett A, Stone MH
– Asymmetry was assessed during weight distribution (WtD) testing, unloaded and lightly loaded static (SJ) and countermovement jump (CMJ) testing, and isometric mid-thigh pull (IMTP) strength testing
– 63 athletes (31 male, 32 female) for WtD, SJ and CMJ tests, while 129 athletes (64 male, 65 female) participated in IMTP testing
1. The results of this investigation indicate that females may be more prone to producing forces asymmetrically than males during WtD and jumping tasks.
2. Weaker athletes displayed more asymmetry than strong
3. This may indicate that absolute strength may play a larger role in influencing asymmetry magnitude than sex.