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Table 2 Anthropometric changes in elderly women after 8 weeks (post) of HIIT (n = 15), MIIT (n = 15), and MICT (n = 16) and 2 (DT2w) and 4 (DT4w) weeks of detraining

From: Effects of high vs moderate-intensity intermittent training on functionality, resting heart rate and blood pressure of elderly women

 BaselinePostDT2wDT4wANOVA
Fp
Body mass (kg)
 HIIT69.3 ± 6.967.7 ± 6.6a68.2 ± 6.7ab69.3 ± 6.7bc61.7< 0.001
 MICT70.8 ± 3.969.8 ± 3.7a70.8 ± 3.7b72.3 ± 3.6abc219.9< 0.001
 MIIT69.2 ± 4.668.2 ± 4.3a69.0 ± 4.3b70.0 ± 4.4abc127.1< 0.001
Fat mass (kg)
 HIIT19.1 ± 5.317.1 ± 5.3a17.8 ± 5.3ab18.7 ± 5.4abc187.6< 0.001
 MICT19.4 ± 5.118.6 ± 4.8a19.5 ± 4.8b20.7 ± 5.0abc142.2< 0.001
 MIIT18.3 ± 4.317.3 ± 3.9a18.0 ± 4.1b19.0 ± 4.2abc66.9< 0.001
Fat mass (%)
 HIIT27.2 ± 5.724.9 ± 5.8a25.8 ± 5.8ab26.6 ± 5.9abc126.9< 0.001
 MICT27.1 ± 6.126.4 ± 5.8a27.4 ± 5.8b28.5 ± 5.9abc86.2< 0.001
 MIIT26.3 ± 5.325.1 ± 5.1a26.0 ± 5.1b27.0 ± 5.1abc66.2< 0.001
Fat-free mass (kg)
 HIIT29.4 ± 2.829.6 ± 2.729.3 ± 2.829.5 ± 2.90.0680.976
 MICT30.1 ± 3.529.9 ± 3.629.7 ± 1.529.4 ± 1.60.2620.852
 MIIT30.1 ± 3.230.1 ± 3.229.6 ± 1.830.1 ± 1.80.5460.653
  1. DT detraining, HIIT, MIIT, and MICT high-intensity interval training, moderate-intensity interval training, and moderate-intensity continuous training groups, respectively
  2. aDifferent from baseline
  3. bDifferent from POST
  4. cDifferent from DT2w