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Table 4 Resting blood pressure and heart rate 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
Systolic blood pressure (mmHg)
 HIIT141.3 ± 8.3138.0 ± 5.6a138.7 ± 6.4a140.7 ± 7.04.100.012
 MICT141.9 ± 13.3141.3 ± 12.6141.9 ± 13.3141.9 ± 13.30.310.811
 MIIT140.7 ± 11.6139.3 ± 9.6140.0 ± 10.7140.7 ± 11.61.630.195
Diastolic blood pressure (mmHg)
 HIIT78.7 ± 7.477.3 ± 7.078.0 ± 6.878.7 ± 7.41.630.195
 MICT78.1 ± 6.677.5 ± 5.878.1 ± 6.678.1 ± 6.61.000.402
 MIIT77.3 ± 5.976.7 ± 4.977.3 ± 5.977.3 ± 5.91.000.333
Resting heart rate (bpm)
 HIIT76.9 ± 5.769.5 ± 4.5a72.5 ± 5.0ab76.1 ± 5.2bc199.40< 0.001
 MICT76.2 ± 5.072.6 ± 4.8a75.1 ± 4.5b76.1 ± 4.8b37.55< 0.001
 MIIT76.7 ± 5.171.6 ± 5.2a73.5 ± 4.7ab76.5 ± 4.9bc83.08< 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