Table 2. Internal load outcomes of the different squatting conditions.
Condition SBP (mmHg) DBP (mmHg) HR (bpm)
Resting 126.65 ± 10.65* [122.30-131.05] 68.30 ± 6.08 1,2,3,6 [65.65-70.90] 64.05 ± 10.98* [58.91-69.19]
1 (10RMWP) 148.05 ± 20.39 [139.45-157.85] 74.25 ± 8.72 [70.35-78.10] 105.45 ± 16.35 2,4 [97.80-113.10]
Δ% +16.90 +8.71 +64.64
Cohen’s d 1.32 0.79 2.97
2 (5RMWP) 144.00 ± 16.089 [136.95-151.35] 73.55 ± 8.79 [69.85-77.45] 92.05 ± 18.48 * [83.40-100.70]
Δ% +13.70 +7.69 +43.72
Cohen’s d 1.27 0.69 1.84
3 (9RSMWP) 146.25 ± 23.33 [137.00-156.25] 74.00 ± 7.89 [70.60-77.30] 104.20 ± 17.40 2,5 [96.06-112.34]
Δ% +15.48 +8.35 +62.69
Cohen’s d 1.08 0.81 2.76
4 (10REB) 146.40 ± 13.39 [140.45-152.05] 72.70 ± 9.17 [68.85-76.80] 100.60 ± 16.44 1,2,5 [92.91-108.29]
Δ% +15.59 +6.44 +57.06
Cohen’s d 1.63 0.57 2.61
5 (XRMEB) 144.55 ± 18.40 [136.95-152.75] 72.35 ± 10.06 [68.10-76.90] 111.35 ± 23.25 1,2,3,4 [100.47-122.23]
Δ% +14.13 +5.93 +73.85
Cohen’s d 1.19 0.49 2.60
6 (XRMEBSP) 146.45 ± 19.60 [137.90-154.50] 75.35 ± 10.63 [70.60-80.05] 107.85 ± 14.63 2 [101.00-114.70]
Δ% +15.63 +10.32 +68.38
Cohen’s d 1.26 0.81 3.39
Note: Repeated measures testing in respect to resting values are displayed.
*: Statistically significant difference compared to all other conditions.
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6: Significant difference compared to conditions 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, or 6. Values are expressed as mean ± standard deviation (SD) [95% Confidence Interval]. Being SBP: systolic blood pressure; DBP: diastolic blood pressure; HR: heart rate; RMWP: repetition maximum with weight plates; RSMWP: submaximal repetitions with weight plates and with the same load used for the 10RMWP condition; EB: elastic bands; REB: submaximal repetitions with EB and the same kilograms used for the 10RMWP condition; XRMEB: Repetitions to failure with elastic bands with the same kilograms used for the 10RMWP condition; XRMEBSP: repetitions to failure with EB and the same kilograms used for 10RMWP condition and placed immediately above the knee sticking point; Δ%: percentage of variation.