Social & Behavioral Determinants of Health | Movement Disorders
Girl power in hand cycling: gender differences in physical exercise capacity
Faes D Kerkhof, Floor J Hettinga*, Marloes van Ballegooijen, Luc HV van der Woude
*Corresponding author: Floor J Hettinga
Human Movement Sciences, University Medical Center Groningen (UMCG), Groningen, Netherlands
F1000Posters 2013, 4: 37 (poster) [English]
Poster [630.22 KB]
17th Annual Congress of the European College of Sports Sciences (ECSS) 2012, 4 - 7 Jul 2012, P000
University Medical Center Groningen (UMCG)
The study aims to gain insight into gender differences in exercise capacity during hand cycling in order to customize exercise guidelines.
Based on the results of the present study, there is a gender-related difference in hand cycling exercise capacity, that has to be kept in mind when prescribing training intensities for females in a rehabilitation setting.
Different handicaps can affect exercise capacity differently. More research is needed for tailored exercise guidelines.
No relevant competing interests disclosed.
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