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Table 3 Aerobic fitness, muscular and flexibility characteristics for study subjects

From: Impact of a multidisciplinary intervention on physical fitness, physical activity habits and the association between aerobic fitness and components of metabolic syndrome in adults diagnosed with metabolic syndrome

 Men (N = 97)Women (N = 95)
BaselineMonth 3Month 12P Values†BaselineMonth 3Month 12P Values†
Speed (mph)3.2 ± 0.1a3.6 ± 0.1b3.7 ± 0.1 b< 0.00012.5 ± 0.1a3.0 ± 0.1b3.2 ± 0.1c< 0.0001
Steady-state heart rate (bpm)120 ± 2119 ± 2122 ± 20.1635123 ± 2 a119 ± 2 b122 ± 2a0.0004
VO2max (ml.kg-1.min−1)38.1 ± 0.6 a40.5 ± 0.6 b40.4 ± 0.6 b< 0.000127.5 ± 0.4 a30.1 ± 0.4 b30.8 ± 0.4 b< 0.0001
Aerobic fitness score (unit)381.5 ± 5.5a404.8 ± 0.6 b403.8 ± 5.5 b< 0.0001274.6 ± 4.6 a301.3 ± 4.6 b308.4 ± 4.6 b< 0.0001
Health benefit zone - (aerobics) (0 to 4)§2.0 ± 0.1a1.6 ± 0.1 b1.6 ± 0.1 b< 0.00013.8 ± 0.1 a3.3 ± 0.1 b3.1 ± 0.1 b< 0.0001
Partial curl-ups (repetition 0 to 25)11 ± 1 a16 ± 1 b17 ± 1 b< 0.00015 ± 1 a8 ± 1 b9 ± 1 b< 0.0001
Health benefit zone - (Partial curl-ups) (0 to 4)§3.5 ± 0.2 a2.6 ± 0.2 b2.4 ± 0.2 b< 0.00014.1 ± 0.2 a3.7 ± 0.2 b3.4 ± 0.2 b< 0.0001
Push-ups (repetition)8 ± 1 a11 ± 1 b12 ± 1 b< 0.00014 ± 1 a7 ± 1 b8 ± 1 b< 0.0001
Health benefit zone - (Push-ups) (0 to 4)§3.8 ± 0.12 a3.3 ± 0.2 b3.1 ± 0.2 b< 0.00014.0 ± 0.1 a3.6 ± 0.1 b3.4 ± 0.1 b< 0.0001
Flexibility (cm)16.5 ± 1.0 a19.0 ± 1.0 b20.2 ± 1.0c< 0.000123.0 ± 1.0 a24.9 ± 1.0 b25.3 ± 1.0 b0.0003
Health benefit zone - (Flexibility) (0 to 4)§4.0 ± 0.1 a3.7 ± 0.1 b3.5 ± 0.1 b< 0.00013.9 ± 0.2 a3.5 ± 0.2 b3.5 ± 0.2 b< 0.0001
  1. Data are mean ± standard error (SE). § A lower score indicates a better performance. † P values obtained by comparing differences in the variable values within each group (men, woment) by using a linear mixed model analysis