Table 4. White blood cells response following high intensity interval training (HIIT) and continuous aerobic exercise (CET).
Variable Pre-exercise Post-exercise 24 h 48 h 72 h
WBC (X103/µL) HIIT 6.5 ± .8 9.8 ± 2.1* 6.1 ± .7 6.1 ± .7 5.9 ± 1.1
CET 5.8 ± .7 7.6 ± 1.5 * 5.9 ± .8 6.0 ± .9 6.0 ± 1.1
Lymphocytes (%) HIIT 37.4 ± 8.0 42.2 ± 9.6 * 35.3 ± 6.9 35.5 ± 7.9 34.8 ± 5.3
CET 35.6 ± 7.7 36.7 ± 6.5 34.8 ± 8.1 34.5 ± 6.7 33.4 ± 5.5
Monocytes (%) HIIT 8.5 ± 1.4 8.4 ± 1.9 8.7 ± 2.3 8.6 ± 1.7 8.4 ± 2.3
CET 9.9 ± 3.5 9.2 ± 2.3 9.8 ± 3.7 9.8 ± 4.7 9.7 ± 4.1
Granulocytes (%) HIIT 54.1 ± 8.1 49.4 ± 10.2 * 56.0 ± 7.5 56.1 ± 8.3 56.8 ± 5.3
CET 54.5 ± 6.0 54.1 ± 6.7 55.4 ± 6.5 55.7 ± 5.7 56.9 ± 5.0
HIIT, high intensity interval training; CET, continuous aerobic exercise
*Sig. vs. pre-exercise
†Sig. vs. CET.