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Table 3 Fitness and performance changes for both groups using intention to treat analysis

From: Examining a novel firefighter exercise training program on simulated fire ground test performance, cardiorespiratory endurance, and strength: a pilot investigation

Variable Mean Change (M ± SD)
TF20 (n = 7) CG (n = 6)
Within Groups Comparisona
TF20 CG
Between Groups Comparisonb
Weight (kg) −0.39 ± 2.9 − 0.55 ± 1.0 1.000 0.109 0.153
% Fat −2.09 ± 1.1 − 1.52 ± 1.7 0.018* 0.109 0.063
Fat Mass (FM, kg) −1.93 ± 1.2 − 1.42 ± 1.7 0.018* 0.109 0.053
Lean Mass (FFM, kg) 5.19 ± 4.0 0.87 ± 1.7 0.028* 0.109 0.199
BMI (kg/m2) −0.03 ± 0.9 − 0.37 ± 0.4 0.933 0.109 0.046 Ɨ
Grip Strength (adj.) 0.08 ± 0.06 0.03 ± 0.05 0.018* 0.109 0.038 Ɨ
Sit & Reach (cm) 2.96 ± 3.0 1.21 ± 3.4 0.063 0.593 0.086
Vertical Jump (cm) −1.02 ± 2.7 −0.85 ± 3.5 0.684 0.655 1.000
Push-Ups 4.43 ± 11.0 0.67 ± 2.1 0.249 0.414 0.830
Curl-Ups 6.86 ± 22.0 10.5 ± 16.2 0.176 0.180 0.315
Agility (sec) −0.57 ± 0.6 0.04 ± 0.1 0.028* 0.180 0.775
VO2max (ml/kg/min) 2.47 ± 1.1 1.99 ± 2.2 0.028* 0.109 0.685
  1. %FAT % body fat, BMI Body Mass Index, VO2max estimated VO2max
  2. *Statistically significant (p ≤ 0.05) within group change. ƗStatistically significant (p ≤ 0.05) difference between groups. aMann-Whitney U. bWilcoxon Signed Rank
  3. All entried in boldface are statistically significant (p > 0.05); this is noted in the table notes