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Table 3 Neuromuscular variables of the subjects (n = 14) before and after eight weeks of resistance training

From: Effects of eight weeks of resistance training on the risk factors of metabolic syndrome in overweight /obese women - “A Pilot Study”

Variables Pre Post Δ P ES
Chest press (kg) 52.9 ± 9.7 59.8 ± 7.7* 6.8 0.02 0.71
Relative strength 0.71 ± 0.09 0.79 ± 0.15* 0.08 0.03 0.88
Front lat pull-down (kg) 51.5 ± 7.5 57.6 ± 9.2* 6.1 0.01 0.81
Relative strength 0.69 ± 0.11 0.75 ± 0.13* 0.06 0.01 0.56
Right handgrip (kg) 30.1 ± 6.4 31.6 ± 5.5* 1.7 0.02 0.27
Relative strength 0.40 ± 0.09 0.42 ± 0.08 0.02 0.08 0.23
Left handgrip (kg) 28.2 ± 5.6 30.5 ± 4.6* 2.2 0.02 0.40
Relative strength 0.38 ± 0.07 0.40 ± 0.06 0.03 0.07 0.35
Biceps MT (mm) 26.1 ± 5.4 24.8 ± 2.7 −1.3 0.26 0.24
Rectus femoris MT (mm) 42.2 ± 8.5 45.1 ± 7.3* 2.8 0.02 0.33
Total muscle mass (kg) 25.6 ± 3.8 25.8 ± 4.2 0.2 0.15 0.06
  1. *Statistically significant different as compared with Pre, P ≤ 0.05, MT, muscle thickness (mm); ES, effect size.