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Table 3 Functional performance test 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
Chair stand test (repetitions)
 HIIT8.4 ± 1.411.8 ± 2.1a10.2 ± 1.8ab8.5 ± 1.9bc105.1< 0.001
 MICT8.5 ± 1.111.0 ± 1.6a9.0 ± 1.3ab6.4 ± 1.4abc218.6< 0.001
 MIIT8.5 ± 0.811.7 ± 1.1a9.6 ± 0.9ab7.4 ± 1.2abc327.4< 0.001
6-min walking test (m)
 HIIT406 ± 73.5454 ± 72.2a431 ± 66.9ab409 ± 75.1bc123.5< 0.001
 MICT413.1 ± 58.3426.5 ± 67.6393.1 ± 62.7b365.0 ± 57.3abc35.5< 0.001
 MIIT403.3 ± 83.3451.3 ± 83.5427.3 ± 80.1400.6 ± 76.21.6570.191
Gait velocity (m/s)
 HIIT1.27 ± 0.111.29 ± 0.071.13 ± 0.08ab0.99 ± 0.07abc90.5< 0.001
 MICT1.27 ± 0.111.25 ± 0.11.12 ± 0.09ab0.90 ± 0.13abc20.9< 0.001
 MIIT1.21 ± 0.111.24 ± 0.121.12 ± 0.08ab0.98 ± 0.09abc35.1< 0.001
  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
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