General cycling, men and women fatigue

When it comes to exercise and cycling performance, the physiological differences between men and women are small.

It's true that women tend to have less lean muscle mass and carry a bit more body fat, which makes it harder for them to achieve the same power-to-weight ratio as men. However, in terms of the actual metabolic processes that take place in the muscles, there's no evidence of any difference between males and females.

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