APPA - APPENDIX A PHYSIOLOGICAL DIFFERENCES BETWEEN THE...

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APPENDIX A PHYSIOLOGICAL DIFFERENCES BETWEEN THE SEXES Soldiers vary in their physical makeup. Each body reacts differently to varying degrees of physical stress, and no two bodies react exactly the same way to the same physical stress. For everyone to get the maximum benefit from training, leaders must be aware of these differences and plan the training to provide maximum benefit for everyone. They must also be aware of the physiological differences between men and women. While leaders must require equal efforts of men and women during the training period, they must also realize that women have physiological limitations which generally preclude equal performance. The following paragraphs describe the most important physical and physiological differences between men and women. SIZE The average 18- year-old man is 70.2 inches tall and weighs 144.8 pounds, whereas the average woman of the same age is 64.4 inches tall and weighs 126.6 pounds. This difference in size affects the absolute amount of physical work that can be performed by men and women. MUSCLES
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This note was uploaded on 05/12/2010 for the course PSY 1234 taught by Professor Smith during the Spring '10 term at FIU.

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