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Guys are supposed to have more upper body strength than girls but what about core strength? Seems like yoga, pilates, pole dancing and the like utilize the core much more so than biceps or chest or anything.

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closed as not a real question by JohnP, Baarn, FredrikD, Matt Chan Jun 12 '13 at 3:36

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I honestly think that the measure of core strength is gender independent, as it rather depends on the persons individual level of fitness. – anaheim Jun 7 '13 at 6:43
What do yoga, pilates, and pole dancing have to do with this question? – Kate Jun 8 '13 at 2:18
This question is off topic, if it were asked with more details and maybe a source for the claim I would ignore that, but in its current form I there is too much gender stereotyping. – Baarn Jun 8 '13 at 9:42
@Kate - those activities seem to be more female dominated than male dominated and as such I'd kinda expect them to cater to their perceived strengths. – neubert Jun 8 '13 at 15:07

It's a misconception that males have stronger upper bodies, as opposed to general strengtha all around the body generally being stronger:

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Can you summarize some of the information and quote it here rather than just posting links? – Matt Chan Jun 8 '13 at 0:22

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