Table 3.

Comparative baseline and follow-up tests (n = 9) for cycle ergometry, leg strength and fatigue index, and TMCSAa

BaselineFollow-Up
VO2peak (L/min)1.83 ± 0.611.66 ± 0.58b
VO2peak (ml/min per kg)22.1 ± 4.120.1 ± 4.7b
% Predicted VO2peak80 ± 1373 ± 12
Time to fatigue (min)11.5 ± 2.410.3 ± 2.6b
Total cumulative work (kJ)47.5 ± 24.837.6 ± 23.9b
Peak HR (beats/min)136 ± 32127 ± 33
% Peak HR80 ± 1975 ± 18
RER at fatigue1.14 ± 0.051.10 ± 0.10
Body weight (kg)83 ± 2084 ± 22
MVC (Nm)178 ± 33172 ± 31
Isokinetic strength (Nm; degrees/s)
    60150 ± 34135 ± 27b
    120124 ± 33111 ± 24b
    180104 ± 2892 ± 17b
    24085 ± 2471 ± 14b
    30068 ± 2161 ± 16
    36061 ± 1754 ± 17
FI (%)21 ± 619 ± 6
TMCSA (cm2)145 ± 30146 ± 32
  • a Data are mean ± SD. FI, fatigue index; MVC, maximal voluntary contraction; TMCSA, thigh muscle cross-sectional area.

  • b P < 0.05.