The quick answer, the viral TikTok video has a man and a woman video themselves performing the center of gravity challenge. Click to watch the JOI TikTok Center of Gravity Challenge video.
First, the center of gravity challenge is started by going on your hands and knees. Second, slowly shift your arms, so your hands support your chin with your elbows on the ground. Finally, quickly remove your hands from supporting your chin and put your arms behind your back. Last but not least, try not to fall. Watch this VIDEO to see how our team members did for the challenge.
Like other balance challenges, women tend to perform better in the Center of Gravity challenge when compared to men. This is due to the anatomical makeup of women compared to men. The pelvis of a woman typically is larger than that of the pelvis of a man. Thus, women tend to have a lower center of gravity than men.
Whenever someone falls during this challenge, their center of gravity has gone outside their base of support. Thus, if you have a lower center of gravity, it will be easier to maintain your center of gravity inside your support base and not lose balance.
As you begin the center of gravity challenge, men tend to concentrate more of their weight through their arms due to having a higher center of gravity. Females tend to sit their pelvis back into their legs more due to having a lower center of gravity and wider hips. When a man lifts his arms and puts them behind his back, he must quickly try to relocate his center of gravity into their base of support not to lose balance. When a woman lifts her arms and puts them behind their back, due to having a lower center of gravity and a larger pelvis, it is easier for her not to lose their balance as their center of gravity can return to their base of support more quickly.
Although core strength may also contribute to someone’s ability to perform the center of gravity challenge, females will always be more successful when performing this challenge because of the difference in anatomical makeup between men and women.
The Center of Gravity on an individual is where the majority of his or her mass is concentrated. Due to females typically having a larger pelvis than men, this will lead to them having a lower center of gravity.
When a man is in the gym, they typically can display progression with upper body strength at a quicker pace than females. This is partly due to their center of gravity is located closer to their sternum when compared to females whose center of gravity is located closer to their pelvic region.
Although scientifically speaking, the difference in the anatomical bone structure of male vs. female will give a female the advantage to win this challenge. Different body types will also affect your ability to succeed in this challenge.
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