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Research Article
Gender Differences in Psychomotor Performance After Six Minutes Cycling Exercise

Marwan S.M. Al-Nimer and Hayder M.K. Al-Kurashy

Journal of Medical Sciences, 2007, 7(8), 1345-1349.

Abstract

The purpose of the present study was to explore the effect of interaction between gender and cycling exercise on the psychomotor performance. Fourteen young subjects (7 women and 7 men) underwent 6 min cycling at constant speed of 30 m min-1 and then their psychomotor performance was assessed after exercise. Results show that 6 min cycling exercise is significantly (p< 0.05) improved the critical flicker fusion threshold tasks in women but not in men. The effect of exercise on sensorimotor performance does not reach to the level of significance (p>0.05). We conclude that six minute cycling exercise at a constant speed and work interacts with gender in improving the cognitive function.

ASCI-ID: 41-753

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