Bodybuilding is the use of progressive resistance exercise to control and develop one's musculature for aesthetic purposes. In competitive bodybuilding, bodybuilders appear in lineups and perform specified poses and later individual posing routines for a panel of judges who rank the competitors based on criteria such as symmetry, muscularity, and conditioning. Bodybuilders prepare for competitions through the elimination of nonessential body fat , enhanced at the last stage by a combination of extracellular dehydration and carbohydrate loading , to achieve maximum muscular definition and vascularity , as well as tanning to accentuate the contrast of the skin under the spotlights. Bodybuilders may use anabolic steroids and other performance-enhancing drugs to build muscles. Olympia contest is generally recognized as the world's top male professional bodybuilder. Winners generally go on to become professional athletes.
Search for more papers by this author. Male skeletal muscles are generally faster and have higher maximum power output than female muscles. Conversely, during repeated contractions, female muscles are generally more fatigue resistant and recover faster. Five of these genes were selected for further analysis: muscle ankyrin repeat protein-2, muscle LIM protein, calsequestrin, parvalbumin, and aquaporin Generally, male muscles have a higher capacity for anaerobic metabolism and generate a higher maximum power output than female muscles. There are also important differences between female and male muscles during prolonged intense activity leading to fatigue, where female muscles have been found to be more fatigue resistant and to recover faster than male muscles 9 , 14 ,
Previous studies have identified over 3, genes that are differentially expressed in male and female skeletal muscle. Here, we review the sex-based differences in skeletal muscle fiber composition, myosin heavy chain expression, contractile function, and the regulation of these physiological differences by thyroid hormone, estrogen, and testosterone. The findings presented lay the basis for the continued work needed to fully understand the skeletal muscle differences between males and females.
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