Table 5. Performance time and maximal values of: oxygen uptake (VO ml·min), oxygen uptake in ml·min1·kg (VO/kg) in consecutive incremental exercise tests.
Incremental exercise test Experimental(n=15) Control (n=15)
Performancetime [min] Pre 17”29 (1”31) 17”20 (1”18)
4-6 days Post 18”47 (1”37)* 18”45 (1”44)*
4 weeks Post 18”00 (1”47) 17”54 (1”56)
VO2 max(ml·min-1) Pre 3633 (508) 3578 (332)
4-6 days Post 3816 (587) 3569 (503)
4 weeks Post 3593 (500) 3486 (478)
VO2 max/kg(ml·min-1·kg-1) Pre 49.5 (6.6) 49.5 (4.9)
4-6 days Post 52.0 (7.3) 49.6 (6.6)
4 weeks Post 49.0 (6.3) 48.0 (5)
* denotes p < 0.05 between pre-test and 4-6 days post-test.
† denotes p < 0.05 between 4-6 days post-test and 4 weeks post-test. There was no statistical difference between groups.