proper scientist wrote:
reading comp wrote:
It says 400 grams less right in the article and describes how added weight increases oxygen demand.
Would you like them to actually sever the lower legs to make sure they're not being dishonest in their weighing process?
It says 400 grams less "flesh". This does not account for bone mass and Africans tend to have a higher bone mineral density than Europeans. The authors have made anthropomorphic observations but with the evidence they present, they cannot prove that the differences in running characteristics of East Africans are largely due to genetic factors. Even the senior author of the study, Saltin, says "I 'think' it's genetic", so he is being cautious.
Not 400 grams worth.
Do you think they took separate measurements of all tissues?