TABLE 1

Characteristics of the subjects

Before trainingAfter training
Age (years)24.8 ± 1.8
Height (cm)172.5 ± 1.3
Weight (kg)68.5 ± 4.667.7 ± 4.4
BMI (kg/m2)22.9 ± 1.322.7 ± 1.2
Fat (%)15.3 ± 2.114.6 ± 1.7
Fat mass (kg)10.8 ± 1.910.1 ± 1.7
LBM (kg)57.7 ± 3.257.7 ± 3.3
Vo2max (ml · kg−1 · min−1)39.6 ± 2.743.8 ± 2.2*
LT-Vo2 (ml · kg−1 · min−1)18.8 ± 1.119.9 ± 0.8
Vo2max (ml · kg LBM−1 · min−1)47.7 ± 2.651.3 ± 1.7*
LT-Vo2 (ml · kg LBM−1 · min−1)22.2 ± 1.223.6 ± 0.6
  • Data are the means ± SE. LT-Vo2, Vo2 at lactate threshold. None of the presented means or SE (except age) included the data from one female subject because the normal ranges in these characteristics are different between men and women. This subject’s initial BMI (<25 kg/m2), percentage of fat (<30%), and Vo2max (>31 ml·kg−1· min−1) all were within the normal range for women. Statistical analyses were performed using the data of all subjects (seven men and one woman).

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    * P < 0.05 vs. before training. LBM, lean body mass.