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Old 11-09-2004, 01:09 PM   #32
Join Date: Aug 2000
Posts: 168
Re: A Woman's Center


Your comment was made in support of women having a higher center of gravity than men. The patent absurdity of such a claim convinced me that your motive was more nefarious than a simple statement of fact.

Yes, breasts impact the center of gravity as they add weight to the woman. However, with the wide range of breast size you could not make a generalization regarding women's centers being always higher than men's because of their breasts. Not only is it wrong, it falls far short of diagnosing the situation. Especially in gymnastics, where the secondary sexual characteristics are supressed through overly-rigorous training, it would seem to be a safer statement to say that whatever small increase in upper body weight was added by breasts is offset several times over by musculature gains in the legs and lower body.

Sure, breasts raise a center of gravity. Negligibly. Certainly not enough to rewrite scientific thought that women's centers are relatively lower than men's, and that is what you seemed to be doing with your previous post.

It's a sad irony: In U's satori, he forgot every technique he ever knew; since then, generations of doka have spent their whole careers trying to remember.
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