Why are the women so slow?

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  1. NickH87

    NickH87 Semi-Pro

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    Watching highlights on matches at the USO and they move so damn slow. Even heavier guys move faster. I know a fact has to do with that they dont have long legs, but youd think after all those years of training their lateral movement would be a lot better.
     
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  2. cknobman

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    Guys have more muscle on their frames than women which allows them to start and stop their bodies easier.

    I also found the information below at: http://www.pponline.co.uk/encyc/0240.htm

    "The key male sex hormone - testosterone - promotes the production of haemoglobin, the oxygen-carrying protein found inside red blood cells, and testosterone also increases the concentration of red cells in the blood. The key female sex hormone, oestrogen, has no such effect. As a result, each litre of male blood contains about 150-160 grams of haemoglobin, compared to only 130-140 grams for females. The bottom line is that each litre of male blood can carry about 11 per cent more oxygen than a similar quantity of female blood.

    Strangely enough, male world records at distances from 800 metres all the way up to the marathon are also about 11 per cent faster than female world marks. Is that just a coincidence, or does the 11 per cent enhancement of blood oxygen in males produce the 11 per cent improvement in running speeds? Since oxygen is needed to furnish most of the energy required for endurance running, some scientists have suspected that the 11 per cent oxygen difference is indeed the key factor behind male-female performance variation."
     
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  3. Parabolica

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    Because most women on the WTA are overweight...
     
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  4. sanchino

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    ...........and those big jugs they carry don't help
     
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  5. wyutani

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    becos they are not men.
     
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  6. jagmeister

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    Most of those pros are pretty fast

    Even the ones that are a little overweight get around fairly well
     
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  7. sureshs

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    Strap two watermelons to your chest and see how fast you can run
     
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  8. RFLEGEND

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    well they are not fitter than mens so we can run alot with getting tired
     
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  9. ElSuegro

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    More like two tangerines in most cases. But Cknobman and wyutani are right - world class women are not as fast (or as strong) as world class men.
     
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  10. sureshs

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    And it takes a thread to clarify that?
     
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  11. Fedace

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    So that the man can't miss.
     
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  12. Cindysphinx

    Cindysphinx G.O.A.T.

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    I know! I see so many Breathtaking Revelations around here that I'm starting to think some of you guys don't know any actual women.

    Which is a pity. Because women *rock!*
     
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  13. SuperFly

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    Men are naturally faster on their feet. I read it somewhere, I'll try to dig up a source.

    Also, hi everybody!
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  14. beernutz

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    There are quite a few prepubescent posters on this forum.
     
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