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Life Sciences => Physiology & Medicine => Topic started by: amalia on 16/12/2019 14:42:00

Title: What's the science behind the chair challenge?
Post by: amalia on 16/12/2019 14:42:00
Maxime would like to know:
What's the science behind the chair challenge? The challenge of stepping back 3 steps from the wall, bending over so that the torso is perpendicular to the floor, raising a chair up to your chest and trying to stand upright. There are countless videos of men unable to do this, regardless of physical shape, while women seem to be able to effortlessly complete it. Iíve not found a legitimate scientific explanation.
Can you help?
Title: Re: What's the science behind the chair challenge?
Post by: Kryptid on 16/12/2019 15:02:44
This link suggests that it's either due to with the difference in center of gravity between the sexes, or the fact that women have smaller feet than men and therefore get to stand closer to the wall. Perhaps both play a part: https://www.popbuzz.com/internet/viral/chair-challenge-tiktok-gravity-explained/
Title: Re: What's the science behind the chair challenge?
Post by: derake on 14/01/2020 07:24:11
Apparently, there is real science behind men and women obtaining results different from the president's challenge. Some think it's about gravity, while others say the reason is simply because men have more feet than women. American scientist Jeremy Johnson claims that it is all about the center of our gravity