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Fig. 11 | Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition

Fig. 11

From: The role of age in the physiological adaptations and psychological responses in bikini-physique competitor contest preparation: a case series

Fig. 11

Time course analysis during 16-week pre-contest preparation prior to competition of self-reported resistance training (RT) volume (setsrepsday), and aerobic training (AT) volume (mind) with accompanying mean average (mean ± SEM) comparison between BC and MBC. The BC and MBC self-reported an average frequency of 4.8 ± .11 and 3.8 ± .22 d respectively of RT bouts prior to arriving to the lab for each session. a) The Total RT volume, b) The aerobic training (AT) volume, c) The upper body (UB) RT volume, d) The lower body (LB) RT volume. The BC had a higher mean total mean RT volume (9194 ± 3499; 95% CI: 1242–17,147 setsreps) compared to MBC (5345 ± 1230; 95% CI: 2435–8254 setsreps), a higher mean AT volume (198.9 ± 31.84; 95% CI: 125.5–272.3 mind) than the MBC (105.6 ± 67.74; 95% CI: 48.99–162.3 mind), a higher mean UB-RT volume 4619 ± 1720; 95% CI:652.5–8585 setsreps) than the MBC (2609 ± 611.5; 95% CI:1163–4055 setsreps), and a higher mean LB-RT volume 4576 ± 1765: 95% CI: 504.9–8646 setsreps) than the MBC (2736 ± 881.3; 95% CI: − 651.8-4820 setsreps). The red dashed lines denote competition

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