Prior knowledge is that traditionally men are stronger with upper body strength as compared to women.
Who is stronger? Men or women?
Women, when looking at their center of gravity which is located in their hips. For men, it is located more in their shoulder region
Common Misconceptions: Students think that males are automatically stronger than females, especially upper body strength.
1. A straight backed chair and wall space
2. A few male and female students.
a. stand exactly two foot-lengths away from the wall ( by measuring toe to heel off
wall with shoes on).
b. bend over with a straight back (turning in the hips) and let your head lean against
c. Ask someone to hand you the straight-back chair (with back against the wall).
d. Lift the chair while your head is still leaning against the wall.
e. with the chair in lifted position, try to straighten up (me cannot do this but a