Table 1.

Training background of the experimental and control groups and their physical characteristics before and after 9 wk of training

Variable Experimental Group (n = 10) Control Group (n = 8)
Before After Before After
Age, yr 23 ± 3 24 ± 5
Training background, yr 8 ± 3 9 ± 4
Training, h/yr 532 ± 27 562 ± 31
Sprint and explosive strength, times/wk 0–10–1
Height, cm 179.3 ± 5.3179.3 ± 5.3 181.5 ± 6.2 181.5 ± 6.2
Body weight, kg 71.9 ± 4.9 72.3 ± 4.470.2 ± 4.2 69.4 ± 3.9
Fat, %9.5 ± 2.1 9.2 ± 2.7 8.9 ± 1.88.6 ± 1.5
Calf girth, cm 35.7 ± 1.435.9 ± 1.7 35.2 ± 1.8 35.1 ± 1.9
Thigh girth, cm 51.6 ± 2.1 51.7 ± 2.250.8 ± 1.9 50.7 ± 2.0
  • Values are means ± SD. n, No. of subjects.