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Exercise and Fitness

Fitness query

05/05/2003

Question:

A 21 year old girl with 5ft7"and 62kg physically overpowered a boy of the same age wit 5ft2"and 38kg.How could this happen despite the boy being a male and he had no ill health.girl had no training.What exactly is the role of body size here.Was the boy unhealthy?

Answer:

The girl has the advantage of a longer stride length. 

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Response by:

Carolyn   Nickol, RD, MEd Carolyn Nickol, RD, MEd
Director
Fitness Center at CARE\Crawley
University of Cincinnati