Table 1. Physical characteristics of young soccer players. Data are means (±SD).
Group A
(n = 13)
Group B
(n = 10)
Group C
(n = 9)
Height (m) 1.51 (.06) 1.73 (.06) ††† 1.74 (.05) ***
Weight (kg) 43.1 (7.1) 63.2 (11.0) ††† 66.5 (5.9) ***
BSA (m2) 1.35 (.13) 1.75 (.17) ††† 1.80 (.09) ***
Body fat (%) 10.5 (2.8) 12.3 (4.1) 13.1 (3.2)
LBM (kg) 38.5 (6.2) 55.2 (8.3) ††† 57.8 (5.9) ***
HRrest (b·min-1) 68.5 (11.1) 71.1 (7.1) 67.5 (9.4)
sBP (mmHg) 117.8 (6.4) 119.0 (7.8) 124.1 (6.4)
dBP (mmHg) 64.5 (7.9) 61.7 (8.0) 66.8 (8.9)
Time to exhaustion (min) 7.89 (1.87) 9.14 (2.87) ††† 9.04 (1.46) ‡‡‡
HRmax (b·min-1) 196.2 (8.0) 200.5 (4.0) 197.0 (5.1)
RER 1.10 (.05) 1.11 (.04) 1.10±0.04
VO2max (ml·min-1) 2395 (238) 3669 (678) ††† 3890 (593) ***,‡‡
VO2max (ml·kg-1·min-1) 56.37 (6.62) 58.20 (4.75) 58.51 (7.01)
BLamax (mmol·l-1) 6.87 (1.53) 8.31 (.72) 8.41 (.97) *
*** p < 0.001
** p < 0.01
* p < 0.05 AvsC
††† p < 0.001
† p < 0.05 ΑvsΒ
‡‡‡ p < 0.001
‡‡ p < 0.01Βvs C.