Table 2: Peak and sub-maximal responses to arm and leg exercise by each group (mean ± SD).

KayakersCyclists
LegaArmbLegcArmd

Peak work rate (W) 298 ± 42cd 279 ± 20cd 390 ± 52abd 157 ± 17abc
Peak VO2 (mL/min) 4268± 656cd 4087 ± 499cd 4921 ± 380abd 3147 ± 436abc
Peak HR (b/min) 183 ± 3 183 ± 8 192 ± 11d 178 ± 11c
(mL/min) 2015 ± 368cd 1943 ± 404cd 2952 ± 195abd 1501 ± 384abc
Work ratess (W) 108 ± 31cd 106 ± 15cd 170 ± 16abd 69 ± 12abc
Work ratess (% VO2 )** 39 ± 3 40 ± 4 44 ± 4 43 ± 3
(% VO2 )** 47 ± 6c 47 ± 6c 58 ± 4abd 50 ± 8c
VO2 at GET (L/min) 2.84 ± 0.39c 3.31 ± 0.25cd 3.86 ± 0.33abc 2.50 ± 0.33abc
/VO2 at GET (%) 72.3 ± 21bd 62.5 ± 15ac 74.1 ± 11bd 61.6 ± 17ac
HRss (% VO2 )** 66 ± 7 63 ± 6 67 ± 5 62 ± 6

Like letters denote significant difference ( ).
**Values are percentages of their respective peak values.
Peak work rate: work rate achieved at exhaustion; Peak VO2: rate of oxygen uptake at exhaustion; Peak HR: heart rate at exhaustion; : rate of oxygen uptake at steady state level; Work ratess: work rate at steady state level; VO2 at GET: rate of oxygen uptake at the gas exchange threshold; /VO2 at GET: ratio of oxygen uptake at steady state level to oxygen uptake at the gas exchange threshold; HRss: heart rate at steady state level.