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Table 2 Anthropometric and body composition data before and after the intervention

From: Low-volume high-intensity interval training improves cardiometabolic health, work ability and well-being in severely obese individuals: a randomized-controlled trial sub-study

Variable HIIT group (n = 30) Control group (n = 19) ANOVA P-value
Baseline Post Baseline Post Time Group Group × time
Body weight (kg) 121.9 ± 28.9 116.6 ± 28.1*** 109.4 ± 18.3 105.7 ± 19.7***  < 0.001 0.147 0.501
Body mass index (kg/m2) 39.9 ± 7.5 38.1 ± 7.3*** 37.5 ± 5.9 36.2 ± 6.2***  < 0.001 0.298 0.298
Fat mass (kg) 53.6 ± 17.3 48.9 ± 16.5*** 48.4 ± 12.4 45.7 ± 14.1**  < 0.001 0.360 0.142
Fat mass (%) 43.7 ± 7.7 41.7 ± 8.0*** 44.3 ± 8.7 42.9 ± 9.3**  < 0.001 0.807 0.424
Fat free mass (kg) 68.3 ± 16.9 67.7 ± 17.1 60.9 ± 13.7 60.1 ± 13.9 0.005 0.110 0.509
Body water (L) 50.9 ± 12.3 50.4 ± 12.5* 45.7 ± 10.0 44.9 ± 9.5* 0.001 0.116 0.496
Waist circumference (cm) 120.5 ± 18.9 113.0 ± 18.0*** 110.7 ± 11.1 109.2 ± 11.8  < 0.001 0.154 0.001
  1. HIIT High-intensity interval training group, CON control group
  2. * P < 0.05, ** P < 0.01, *** P < 0.001 significant within-group difference between baseline and post-intervention