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Gabrielle Ringenberg, Jill M. Maples and Rachel A. Tinius

). From these data, VO 2max was determined during the maximal treadmill test. Using a maximal graded exercise test and a metabolic analyzer is the gold standard for directly measuring cardiorespiratory fitness ( Pescatello et al., 2014 ). VO 2max expressed per kilogram lean body mass (to account for the

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Alexander J. Bedard, Kevin A. Bigelman, Lynn R. Fielitz, Jeffrey D. Coelho, William B. Kobbe, Renard O. Barone, Nicholas H. Gist and John E. Palmer

, researchers have looked at other activities such as soccer, basketball, and ice hockey, concluding that female athletes may be at a greater risk for concussion than males ( Dick, 2009 ). This might be a result of differences in lean body mass, head mass, strength of the neck muscles, or physiological