Table 2. Blood lactate (mmol·L) characteristics and lactate kinetics parameters. Data are mean (±SD).
Variables EW (N=10) CW (N=10)
Lactate before the fight 2.61 (.58) 2.63 (.51)
Lactate after 1st bout 8.60 (2.15) 11.83 (2.18) *
Lactate after 2nd bout 11.82 (1.58) 13.16 (3.23)
Lactate at the end of the fight 12.55 (1.80) 13.23 (1.47)
EW: elite level wrestlers; CW: club level wrestlers;
* p < 0.05 for differences between groups;
† p < 0.001 and significantly different between lactate before fight and lactate after 1 bout;
‡ p < 0.001 and significantly different between lactate after 1 bout and lactate after 2 bout