Table 1. Mean (±SD) data for selected dependent variables in response to concentric and eccentric contractions for the three times of recovery. Adapted from Willoughby et al. (). Reprinted with permission from the .
 
Variables
 
Pre-ExercisePre
Post Exercise Peak %
Change
6 hr 24 hr 48 hr
Strength (kg) (Bout x Test, p < 0.05)
CON 44.4 (6.8) 41.6 (7.9) 39.1 (4.9) 42.7 (5.2) −11.7
ECC 43.2 (7.0) 40.5 (6.6) 30.0 (5.4) 40.6 (4.2) −30.2
SORE (Bout x Test, p < 0.05)
CON 2.1 (1.7) 2.4 (1.0) 5.7 (.9) 2.3 (.7) 173.1
ECC 2.0 (1.1) 3.6 (2.1) 8.3 (1.1) 3.7 (.9) 306.8
sTnI (ng·ml-1) (Bout x Test, p < 0.05)
CON 69.2 (25.0) 78.3 (38.2) 91.0 (42.1) 82.4 (42.5) 31.4
ECC 71.3 (26.5) 89.6 (43.2) 128.5 (40.4) 98.3 (34.3) 80.1
CK (U/ml) (Bout x Test, p < 0.05)
CON 93.0 (30.0) 152.6 (46.4) 226.5 (25.9) 138.1 (21.2) 143.4
ECC 104.6 (26.8) 248.7 (65.5) * 342.8 (65.5) 198.0 (61.2) 227.7
CORT (ug·dl-1)
CON 13.2 (1.8) 15.0 (2.4) 17.2 (2.9) 15.3 (2.8) 30.1
ECC 13.1 (1.9) 17.6 (1.3) 21.5 (3.2) 16.4 (2.8) 63.4
Abbreviations: CON = concentric, ECC = eccentric.
* significantly (p < 0.05) different at 6 hr post-exercise.
† significantly (p < 0.05) different at 24 hr post-exercise.
‡ significantly (p < 0.05) different at 48 hr post-exercise.