Table 3

Mean heart rate and mean rate of fat oxidation before (day 0), during (day 7 and day 14), and at the end (day 21) of the reduced training period

Day 0Day 7Day 14Day 21
Values are expressed as mean (SD).
Continuous training group
    Mean heart rate (beats/min)145 (2)145 (30145 (1)145 (1)
    Mean rate fat oxidation (g/min)0.40 (0.10)0.49 (0.12)0.47 (0.17)0.47 (0.09)
Intermittent training group
    Mean heart rate (beats/min)148 (3)145 (1)141 (1)144 (2)
    Mean rate fat oxidation (g/min)0.54 (0.07)0.54 (0.09)0.57 (0.08)0.51 (0.14)