Table 2

 Physical characteristics of participants

Total group (n = 56)Men (n = 25)Women (n = 31)
FFM, Fat free mass; %BF percentage body fat; 2C, determinations performed by hydrostatic weighing using a two compartment model; 3CBMC, a two compartment model adjusted for variation in bone mineral content; DXA, values were obtained from fan beam dual energy x ray absorptiometer; TBBMC, total body bone mineral content.
*Significantly different from women (p<0.05).
Age (years)25.7 (5.1)26.2 (3.9)25.4 (6.0)
Weight (kg)70.7 (14.4)82.8 (11.7)*60.9 (7.3)
Height (cm)173.4 (10.0)181.0 (7.3)*167.3 (7.3)
FFM2C57 (13.5)69.8 (8.3)*46.6 (5.4)
FFM3CBMC57.4 (14.4)71.1 (9.1)*46.4 (5.4)
FFMDXA55.4 (13.9)68.6 (8.7)*44.7 (5.8)
%BF2C19.7 (7.7)15.3 (6.9)*23.3 (6.4)
%BF3CBMC19.2 (8.6)13.7 (7.0)*23.6 (7.2)
%BFDXA21.7 (8.4)16.6 (6.8)*25.8 (7.2)
TBBMC (g)3092 (643)3603 (484)2648 (380)