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Table 2 Body mass and nutritional parameters during sea level and altitude

From: Nutritional strategies in an elite wheelchair marathoner at 3900 m altitude: a case report

Phase Body Mass (kg) Daily Intake (kcal) CHO (g · kg− 1) Prot (g · kg− 1) Fat (g · kg− 1)
BN 52.6 ± 0.4
(52.25; 53.04)
2397 ± 242
(2173; 2621)
7.1 ± 1.2ijk
(5.97; 8.19)
1.9 ± 0.2hi
(1.74; 2.11)
1.0 ± 0.2
(0.82; 1.14)
BH 50.7 ± 0.5g
(50.23; 51.17)
2899 ± 670a
(2280; 3518)
8.1 ± 2.2j
(6.04; 10.11)
2.9 ± 0.5
(2.46; 3.38)
1.4 ± 0.5
(0.92; 1.89)
W1 50.6 ± 0.2g
(50.39; 50.78)
3037 ± 490a
(2584; 3490)
9.6 ± 2.1
(7.68; 11.55)
2.7 ± 0.5
(2.18; 3.17)
1.2 ± 0.4
(0.81; 1.49)
W2 50.8 ± 0.4g
(50.45; 51.09)
3116 ± 170a
(2959; 3273)
9.9 ± 1.2
(8.79; 11.09)
2.6 ± 0.4g
(2.17; 2.99)
1.1 ± 0.5
(0.65; 1.60)
W3 50.9 ± 0.3g
(50.68; 51.15)
3101 ± 385a
(2744; 3457)
9.6 ± 1.2
(8.53; 10.73)
2.7 ± 0.5g
(2.25; 3.22)
1.2 ± 0.5
(0.75; 1.64)
W4 51.2 ± 0.3ghi
(50.93; 51.47)
2786 ± 375
(2439; 3133)
8.6 ± 1.3
(7.39; 9.73)
2.5 ± 0.3g
(2.21; 2.77)
1.1 ± 0.5
(0.57; 1.56)
Post 52.1 ± 0.5ghijkl
(51.54; 52.66)
2411 ± 137bcde
(2241; 2580)
6.3 ± 0.8ijkl
(5.41; 7.27)
1.9 ± 0.3hijkl
(1.55; 2.31)
1.3 ± 0.3
(0.94; 1.69)
  1. BN, Baseline in normoxia at 16 m altitude; BH, Baseline in hypoxia at 3860 m altitude; W1, First week of specific training; W2, Second week of specific training; W3, Third week of specific training; W4, Fourth week of specific training; Post, values after altitude training camp at 16 m altitude; Body Mass: wake up body mass, kg; Daily intake, is the amount of daily kilocalories; CHO, is the amount of daily carbohydrates related to the AM body mass; Prot, is the amount of daily proteins related to the AM body mass; Fat, is the amount of daily fats related to the AM body mass; Mean ± SD (95% CL)
  2. Differences from BN: a P < 0.01; g P < 0.001;
  3. Differences from BH: b P < 0.01; h P < 0.001;
  4. Differences from W1: c P < 0.01; i P < 0.001;
  5. Differences from W2: d P < 0.01; j P < 0.001;
  6. Differences from W3: e P < 0.01; k P < 0.001;
  7. Differences from W4: f P < 0.01; l P < 0.001