Table 2. Maximal exercise responses to the incremental rowing test in overweight and obese men and women (n = 43). Data are means (±SD).
Overweight Men
(BMI < 30 kg·m-2,
n = 4)
Obese Men
(BMI ≥ 30 kg·m-2,
n =12)
Overweight Women
(BMI < 30 kg·m-2,
n = 15)
Obese Women
(BMI ≥ 30 kg·m-2,
n = 12)
All
(n = 43)
VO2max (ml·min·kg-1)* 35.4 (4.8) 27.2 (3.9) 31.6 (6.0) 23.4 (2.5) 28.4 (6.0)
VO2max (ml·min·kg-1 FFM)* 49.9 (5.1) 41.7 (5.4) 52.4 (10.5) 41.4 (3.4) 46.1 (8.7)
HRmax 180 (.8) 181 (6) 185 (4) 183 (3) 183 (4)
HR as %APMHR 99.7 (1.7) 99.1 (1.5) 98.5 (1.7) 98.3 (2.1) 98.7 (1.8)
Max RER 1.30 (.04) 1.29 (.13) 1.25 (.09) 1.26 (.10) 1.27 (.10)
Lactate (mmol·l-1) * 12.5 (2.1) 11.7 (2.7) 10.1 (2.4) 8.6 (2.0) 10.2 (3.2)
RPE 18.7 (.3) 18.5 (.9) 18.5 (1.2) 18.6 (1.1) 18.5 (1.1)
* p < 0.05 for overweight versus obese,
† p < 0.05 for men versus women, FFM, fat-free mass, APMHR, age-predicted maximum HR (220 - age), RPE, ratings of perceived exertion (Borg scale).