Table 1.

Anthropometric data and maximal oxygen uptake of the altitude group and the control group

Altitude GroupControl Group
Height, cmWeight, kgBMI, kg/m2o2max, ml·kg−1·min−1Height, cmWeight, kgBMI, kg/m2o2max, ml·kg−1·min−1
Men179±569±421.5±0.862±3181±5674±322.7±0.473±2*
Women168±555±219.6±0.651±2169±259±420.5±0.766±6*
All174±862±820.5±0.657±7175±766±821.6±1.470±6
  • Values are means ± SD. The altitude group consisted of 5 female and 5 male national team orienteers, and the control group consisted of 4 female and 3 male national team cross-country skiers. BMI, body mass index; V̇o2max, maximal oxygen uptake.

  • * P < 0.05 and

  • P < 0.01, differences between the groups.