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Table 3 Changes in body measurements and cardio-respiratory fitness

From: The effect of 12 weeks of aerobic, resistance or combination exercise training on cardiovascular risk factors in the overweight and obese in a randomized trial

Weight (kg) Baseline Week 8 Week 12
Control 85.1 ± 4.2 85.5 ± 4.3 85.1 ± 4.3
Aerobic 91.9 ± 4.1 91.1 ± 4.1 91.0 ± 4.0
Resistance 89.3 ± 4.5 89.3 ± 4.3 89.2 ± 4.4
Combination 90.0 ± 4.0 88.8 ± 3.6* 88.4 ± 3.6*
BMI    
Control 32.4 ± 1.4 32.5 ± 1.5 32.4 ± 1.5
Aerobic 32.7 ± 1.3 32.5 ± 1.3 32.4 ± 1.2
Resistance 33.0 ± 1.3 33.1 ± 1.3 33.0 ± 1.3
Combination 33.3 ±1.2 33.0 ± 1.1* 32.8 ± 1.1*
Fat (kg)    
Control 37.1 ± 2.3   37.3 ± 2.4
Aerobic 39.3 ± 2.5   38.6 ± 2.5
Resistance 37.6 ± 2.3   37.2 ± 2.4
Combination 39.3 ± 1.8   37.7 ± 1.8*
BF%    
Control 46.5 ± 1.7   46.7 ± 1.8
Aerobic 44.6 ± 1.9   44.1 ± 1.8
Resistance 43.7 ± 1.3   43.2 ± 1.4
Combination 45.8 ± 1.6   44.8 ± 1.8*
Android Fat %    
Control 51.5 ± 1.8   51.7 ± 1.8
Aerobic 50.7 ± 1.6   50.4 ± 1.9
Resistance 49.2 ± 1.3   49.3 ± 1.3
Combination 52.2 ± 1.4   50.9 ± 1.4*
Waist (cm)    
Control 100.3 ± 3.6 98.3 ± 3.7* 99.1 ±3.6
Aerobic 103.7 ± 2.6 102.5 ± 2.6 101.6 ± 2.9*
Resistance 104.0 ± 3.2 102.4 ± 3.2 101.4 ± 3.3*
Combination 102.2 ± 3.2 100.5 ± 2.8 99.6 ± 3.0*
VO 2 max (mL/kg/min)    
Control 27.2 ± 1.4   24.9 ± 0.8
Aerobic 24.8 ± 1.1   26.2 ± 0.9
Resistance 24.8 ± 1.8   26.8 ± 0.8
Combination 26.5 ± 1.3   28.2 ± 0.8*
  1. Values are mean ± SEM (n=64) at baseline, week 8 and week 12. Statistical significance from baseline is indicated by * p < 0.05.