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Table 1 Characteristics of the two study groups

From: Copper concentration in erythrocytes, platelets, plasma, serum and urine: influence of physical training

  CG (n = 20) TG (n = 20)
Age (years) 19.25 ± 0.39 18.15 ± 0.27
Weight (kg) 73.45 ± 9.04 68.59 ± 4.18*
Height (m) 1.79 ± 0.06 1.76 ± 0.04
Muscle (%) 44.22 ± 5.71 49.03 ± 2.56*
Fat (%) 15.64 ± 5.78 9.32 ± 2.76*
VO2 max (mL/Kg/min) 45.61 ± 4.95 61.02 ± 4.35**
VE (l/min) 88.34 ± 11.18 120.56 ± 18.79**
Resting heart rate (bpm) 67.31 ± 6.49 54.41 ± 5.29*
Maximum heart rate (bpm) 189.3 ± 7.1 193.8 ± 6.5
Physical activity (MET-hours/weekly) 27.36 ± 4.45 56.13 ± 6.21**
  1. CG Control group, TG Training group, VO2max Maximal oxygen consumption, VE Expiratory ventilation, MET Metabolic equivalent of task; * p < 0.05; ** p < 0.01