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Table 1 Participant baseline characteristics

From: Load magnitude affects patellar tendon mechanical properties but not collagen or collagen cross-linking after long-term strength training in older adults

  Total CON MRT HRT
Participants 33 10 13 10
Sex (men/women) 18/15 6/4 5/8 7/3
Age (y) 67 ± 2 68 ± 1.8 66 ± 2.4 67 ± 2.3
Height (cm) 173 ± 8 175 ± 8 173 ± 7 171 ± 8
Weight (kg) 78 ± 14 82 ± 16.9 73 ± 12 79 ± 14
BMI (kg/m2) 25.8 ± 3.7 26.6 ± 4.3 24.3 ± 3.5 26.9 ± 3.1
HbA1c (mmol/l) 36 ± 3.1 37 ± 3.5 35.2 ± 3.0 35.4 ± 2.9
Total-C (mmol/l) 5.9 ± 0.9 5.7 ± 0.8 6.0 ± 1.0 6.0 ± 0.9
Training Compliance (%) 86 ± 12   86 ± 16 86 ± 7
  1. Values are mean ± SD. Baseline group-differences within studies evaluated with one-way ANOVA, chi-square test (sex distribution), and Welch’s unpaired t-test (compliance). No significant group differences
  2. HRT heavy resistance training, MRT moderate load resistance training, CON control, BMI body mass index, Total-C total cholesterol