Table 1

Subject characteristics and blood profile pre- and posttraining

PrePost
Subject characteristics
 Age (years)51 ± 1.751 ± 1.7
 Body weight (kg)110 ± 4109 ± 5
 Height (cm)181 ± 1181 ± 1
 BMI (kg/m2)33.4 ± 1.232.8 ± 1.3*
 VO2peak (L/min)3.3 ± 0.13.7 ± 0.1*
 VO2peak (mL/min/kg)30.4 ± 1.434.9 ± 2.1*
 Peak power (watts)258 ± 12302 ± 11*
Blood characteristics
 Glucose (mmol/L)5.8 ± 0.15.3 ± 0.2*
 Insulin (mmol/L)63.3 ± 1353.5 ± 9.3
 HOMA2.4 ± 0.51.9 ± 1.3**
 FFA (mmol/L)0.48 ± 0.030.45 ± 0.04
 TG (mmol/L)1.7 ± 0.31.9 ± 0.3
 LDL (mmol/L)3.3 ± 0.22.9 ± 0.2*
 HDL (mmol/L)1.2 ± 0.11.2 ± 0.1
 LDL/HDL2.8 ± 0.22.5 ± 0.1*
 Total cholesterol (mmol/L)5.2 ± 0.35.0 ± 0.3
 hs-CRP (mg/L)3.0 ± 0.51.8 ± 0.4*
  • Data are means ± SEM. n = 12–14. FFA, free fatty acid; TG, triglycerides.

  • *, Significantly (P < 0.05) different from Pre. **, P = 0.05.