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Table 4 Exercise characteristics o 918 f IG and IG subsamples

From: Holistic physical exercise training improves physical literacy among physically inactive adults: a pilot intervention study

Variables IG Subsamples
IG-GP IG-nGP
Training sessions (n)a 7.3 ± 5.0 8.7 ± 4.3* 5.7 ± 5.3
 Strength 5.0 ± 3.0 5.6 ± 3.1 4.2 ± 2.9
 Endurance 3.5 ± 3.0 3.4 ± 3.2 3.7 ± 2.5
 Multimodal 4.1 ± 3.4 8.4 ± 4.3** 2.0 ± 1.7
Training time (min)a 352 ± 242 428 ± 208* 272 ± 257
 Strength 232 ± 151 273 ± 152 186 ± 144
 Endurance 176 ± 151 171 ± 170 183 ± 128
 Multimodal 203 ± 159 418 ± 215** 100 ± 83
% of predicted HFmaxa, b 67 ± 9 69 ± 10 64 ± 6
 Strengthb 65 ± 9 67 ± 11 62 ± 3
 Enduranceb 69 ± 9 71 ± 10 65 ± 8
 Multimodalb 68 ± 10 70 ± 12 64 ± 6
Borg scalea, c 12 ± 2 12 ± 1 12 ± 2
 Strengthc 13 ± 1 13 ± 1 13 ± 1
 Endurancec 12 ± 2 12 ± 2 13 ± 2
 Multimodalc 11 ± 2 12 ± 1* 10 ± 2
  1. Values are given as mean ± SD; IG intervention group, IG-GP IG participants, recruited from GP, IG-nGP IG participants not recruited from GP, HFmax maximum heart rate; *p < 0.05, different from IG-nGP; **p < 0.01, different from IG-nGP
  2. aWithout considering different modes of training
  3. bAll values indicating “moderate” intensity according to the ACSM [41], with the exception of the endurance and multimodal training in the IG-GP subsample, which demonstrate “vigorous” intensity
  4. cAll values indicating “moderate” intensity according to the ACSM [41], with the exception of the multimodal training in the IG and in the IG-GP subsample, which demonstrate “light” intensity