Table 2.

Results for the 1 Repetition Maximum (RM) Leg Extension and Chest Press Tests at Pretraining, Midtraining, and Posttraining

VariableGroupPretrainingMidtrainingPosttraining
Chest press (kg)Control21.2  ± 5.122.0  ± 5.1* 22.1  ± 5.3
LoRep24.5  ± 5.925.0  ± 6.025.8  ± 6.4
HiRep25.7  ± 9.127.0  ± 9.5* 29.9  ± 9.7,,§
Leg extension (kg)Control14.7  ± 6.716.2  ± 7.3* 16.7  ± 6.9
LoRep18.4  ± 7.021.7  ± 7.1* 24.1  ± 7.6,,§
HiRep19.3  ± 9.023.5  ± 10.4* 27.2  ± 10.9,,§
  • Data are presented as the mean ± SD;

  • * ,

  • ,

  • indicates significant difference (P < .05) within a group between pretraining and midtraining, midtraining and posttraining, and pretraining and posttraining, respectively.

  • § Significantly different from control.

    LoRep indicates low repetition–heavy load exercise group; HiRep, high repetition–moderate load exercise group.