publication . Bachelor thesis . 2016

There is something about Mary… and Ted! : Training in mixed-sex groups makes you work harder. A study about the effort when training with the opposite sex.

Mujkic, Asia; Rantala, Robert;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Jan 2016
  • Publisher: Högskolan Dalarna, Idrotts- och hälsovetenskap
  • Country: Sweden
Abstract
In many sport associations, regardless of level, women and men rarely practice together. Previous studies indicate that work groups are generally more efficient when there is an even distribution between the sexes. Could that also be the case in sports? This study aims to investigate whether the sex composition of a training group affects the effort and performance of the participants. Eleven volunteers participated in the crossover study consisting of three different 150-meter sprint conditions; individually, single-sex group and mixed-sex group. Sprint times, heart rate and RPE were recorded during all three trials. The result of this study suggests that there...
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Medical Subject Headings: educationhuman activities
free text keywords: Single-sex, mixed-sex, effort, performance, training optimization
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