Table 1

‚ÄÉComparisons of groups with respect to basic and body composition variables

VariableCompetitive bodybuildersNon-competitiveweight trainersActive controls
Values are mean (SD).
*Significant analysis of variance at p<0.001. Rows not sharing a common superscript letter are significantly different at least at p<0.05.
Age27.03 (6.42)27.40 (5.91)29.60 (7.29)
Education14.73 (1.81)14.98 (2.24)14.18 (2.43)
Body mass index*29.10 (3.20)a26.22 (2.78)b24.96 (2.92)b
Percentage body fat14.77 (3.73)16.20 (4.36)16.19 (3.94)
Fat-free mass index*24.91 (2.91)a22.04 (2.10)b20.91 (2.22)b