TABLE 1

Subject characteristics

WomenMen
n88
Age (years)25 ± 125 ± 1
Height (m)1.74 ± 0.031.81 ± 0.03
Body mass (kg)65.3 ± 3.0*77.9 ± 2.8
BMI (kg/m2)21.5 ± 0.523.5 ± 0.5
Body fat (%)23.4 ± 0.9*17.4 ± 1.4
LBM (kg)50.0 ± 2.564.3 ± 2.6
LLM (kg)8.6 ± 0.411.8 ± 0.5
Vo2peak
    l/min3.1 ± 0.14.1 ± 0.1
    ml · kg−1 body mass · min−147.3 ± 1.052.3 ± 0.6
    ml · kg−1 LBM · min−161.9 ± 1.563.4 ± 1.3
Training history
    Frequency (workouts/week)2.9 ± 0.42.7 ± 0.3
    Duration (h/week)2.8 ± 0.23.9 ± 0.6
  • Data are means ± SE.

  • *P < 0.05;

  • P < 0.001 vs. women.