Table 3. Respiratory exchange ratio (RER) during rest and between 50W and 250W in consecutive incremental exercise tests. Data are presented as mean (± one SD)
Incremental exercise test Experimental(n=15) Control(n=15)
REST Pre .90 (.07) .84 (.07)
4-6 days Post .93 (.07) .93 (.13) *
4 weeks Post .91 (.12) .89 (.11)
50W Pre .84 (.05) .81 (.06)
4-6 days Post .88 (.06) .88 (.08) *
4 weeks Post .84 (.08) .84 (.09)
100W Pre .89 (.06) .85 (.04)
4-6 days Post .88 (.05) .89 (.05)
4 weeks Post .88 (.07) .89 (.05)
150W Pre .96 (.06) .93 (.05)
4-6 days Post .94 (.05) .95 (.06)
4 weeks Post .96 (.08) .96 (.04)
200W Pre 1.01 (.05) .99 (.04)
4-6 days Post 1.00 (.04) 1.01 (.06)
4 weeks Post 1.03 (.09) 1.02 (.06)
250W Pre 1.08 (.06) 1.07 (.05)
4-6 days Post 1.07 (.05) 1.08 (.06)
4 weeks Post 1.10 (.09) 1.10 (.08)
* denotes p < 0.05 between pre-test and 4-6 days post-test. There was no statistical difference between groups.