Brian Lewis en Healthcare, Physiotherapists 17/8/2017 · 1 min de lectura · +100

What are the biggest differences between a male and female exercise regime?

Ever noticed that most gym houses have separate sections for some men’s and women’s activities? This indicates to an extent, that there are differences between a male and female exercise regime. While some people advocate there shouldn’t be any difference, others share the idea that many differences abound.

What are the biggest differences between a male and female exercise regime?

Although the basics of exercise regime seem to be the same for both men and women – train body weight activities, focus on the core, do multiple joint exercises and others, there are differences you shouldn’t neglect.

Greater muscle mass increase in men than women

Apparently, there are some things women can do, and there are things they should do. When a woman engages in the same strength training with a man, the male shows a significant physical development than the female counterpart. However, it’s not advisable for both sexes to engage in the same exercise intensity. Men are genetically more exposed to building bigger and broader muscles than the female counterparts when they engage in exercises.

Injury vulnerability

When it comes to exercise, males seem to show more tendon strength than females. That possibly shows that men are less susceptible to injuries. However, if proper exercise precautions are not employed, both genders can be exposed to a high risk of injuries.


Motivation is one of the significant factors that differentiate males from females during workouts. Men indulge in different exercises because they have plans – want to grow bigger without compromising fitness. Often, most of the men you see doing exercises, do it for the love and fun that comes from it. On the other hand, many women don’t like to sweat much and can quit any exercise even early. They are often conscious of what people will say or do when they see them performing activities, especially for a long while. Here’s it; men are motivated to engage in exercises more than women.

Different muscle effects on male and female

Ever wondered the type of muscles men develop when they engage in exercises? When you think about that, you may want to hover your mind on the female counterpart. When males workout for muscle growth, they develop the type 2 muscle fibers, and this makes them grow bigger. Females develop the type 1 muscle fibers. The type 1 muscle fibers rarely become big as the type 2 counterparts. As such, women have a less rate of muscles development when they engage in exercises.

Form of exercise

Though there is no stated law that prevents women from engaging in so-called ‘men’s activities,’ there are exercises know to be ideal for men and vice versa. While women prefer to take part in the social forms of workouts where they feel more relaxed, many men like to do athletic-based exercises and not the types that require overt coordination. With the differences in the forms of exercise the two genders prefer, it's easy to see the difference in the process of workouts and the results.

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Renée 🐝 Cormier 17/8/2017 · #1

Brian, you say, "men are motivated to engage in exercises more than women." I beg to differ. I go to a women's gym and I have been to plenty of co-ed gyms. I see men and women wasting their time equally in co-ed gyms. I am pretty serious about my workouts and there are many ladies in the gym I go to who are equally committed. If it is true that men work out more, it is likely because they see results faster and can remain motivated. It may also be because they don't have to hurry home from work to pick up the kids from daycare, get the groceries and make dinner. Just sayin'...