**Table 2.** Maximum velocity (V_{max}), final propulsive phase velocity (FPV) and take-off velocity (V_{take-off}) by load and sex. Data expressed as mean (±SD).

Sex |
Variable |
25% BW |
50% BW |
75% BW |
100% BW |

Men |
V_{max} (m·s^{-1}) |
2.40 (.09) ^{b.c} |
2.09 (.06) ^{b.c} |
1.83 (.05) ^{b.c} |
1.62 (.05) ^{b.c} |

FPV (m·s^{-1}) |
2.26 (.09) ^{a} |
1.90 (.07) ^{a} |
1.56 (.06) ^{a} |
1.25 (.07) ^{a} |

V_{take-off} (m·s^{-1}) |
2.19 (.06) ^{a} |
1.87 (.05) ^{a} |
1.61 (.03) ^{a} |
1.38 (.04) ^{a} |

Women |
V_{max} (m·s^{-1}) |
2.02 (.03) ^{b.c} |
1.78 (.03) ^{b.c} |
1.52 (.03) ^{b.c} |
1.34 (.03) ^{b.c} |

FPV (m·s^{-1}) |
1.85 (.03) ^{a} |
1.55 (.04) ^{a} |
1.24 (.03) ^{a.c} |
0.94 (.05) ^{a.c} |

V_{take-off} (m·s^{-1}) |
1.84 (.03) ^{a} |
1.57 (.03) ^{a} |
1.30 (.03) ^{a.b} |
1.07 (.03) ^{a.b} |

^{a}, Significantly different versus V_{max}. P < 0.05.

^{b}, Significantly different versus FPV. P < 0.05.

^{c}, Significantly different versus V_{take-off}. P < 0.05.