Table 3.

Results for the Chest Press and Leg Extension Muscular Endurance Tests Posttraining

VariableGroupRepetitions With Pretraining 1 RM
Chest pressControl1.7  ± 1.1
LoRep3.1  ± 2.5
HiRep5.2  ± 3.6*
Leg extensionControl3.7  ± 1.6
LoRep8.7  ± 2.9*
HiRep13.1  ± 6.2*,
  • Data are presented as the mean ± SD;

  • * ,

  • indicates significantly different (P < .05) from control or LoRep only, respectively.

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