Table 4.

Maximal exercise and submaximal training data for the young and older men

Variable Young Older P Value
o 2 max, ml ⋅ kg−1 ⋅ min−1 41.4 ± 1.7 22.5 ± 1.94-150 <0.001
HRmax, beats/min 191.0 ± 5.2164.0 ± 4.64-150 0.01
Maximal workload, W227.8 ± 9.7 153.1 ± 8.84-150 <0.001
Training V˙o 2, ml ⋅ kg−1 ⋅ min−1 31.1 ± 1.3 16.9 ± 1.44-150 <0.001
Training %V˙o 2 max 75.2 ± 5.9 75.1 ± 1.9 0.76
Training HR, beats/min 154.7 ± 4.3 126.5 ± 3.44-150 <0.001
Training %HRmax 80.1 ± 2.377.1 ± 2.4 0.36
  • Values are means ± SE.

  • F4-150 Significantly different (P < 0.05) from young men.