|Posted on Friday, March 24, 2006 - 10:17 am: ||
I was looking at sports as a whole recently, and realized that football players tend to have the lowest incedence of balding. I would also say that athletes have less hair loss then "regular people" which to some extent could be attributed to fitness.
But then what made the football players diffrent from the rest of the athletes? The only thing I can think of is their necks. HB's especially have the least hairloss, and have to strengthen their necks the most. So could that be a factor.
Now before somebody spots off about Emmit Smith, blah blah blah, I'll nip that in the bud. Emmit Smith was definately the exception to the rule. There are about 50 HB's with hair to every 1 losing.
And look at HB's, DB's, LB's, and DL's. Very low incedence of balding. And all of these positiions require hitting somebody, and thus a strong neck. Anybody whose played football highschool or above and was forced to lift knows what I'm talking about.
|Posted on Saturday, March 25, 2006 - 03:31 am: ||
Reasonable logic. By the way what is the DL's? I know the others but can't remember this. We don't wear that woossy body armour, we go straight for brut force body contact! hee, hee..
Your observations may be correct, and I assume your ratio is probably higher than those in other positions for you to make this observation.
The strengthening of the neck muscles may provide additional blood flow as the muscles act as pumps when they expand and contract. I don't think it is the main cause, more likely because they are in high contact positions.
Keep thinking they way you are(using logic), it may be valuable in your decision making.