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Table 1 Body composition profiles at before and after two-months detraining in elite collegiate Taekwondo athletes (n = 14; 10 males and 4 females)

From: Acute changes in blood lipid profiles and metabolic risk factors in collegiate elite taekwondo athletes after short-term de-training: a prospective insight for athletic health management

  Body Composition Profiles (n = 14; 10 males and 4 females)
  TKD Training Period Two-months Detraining Pre-Post % change P value Sig.
Weight (kg) 68.3 ± 3.7 69.5 ± 3.5 2.0 ± 1.2% 0.082 n.s.
BMI (kg/m2) 22.3 ± 1.1 22.7 ± 1.1 2.0 ± 1.2% 0.086 n.s.
Skeletal Muscle Tissue
 Total muscle mass (kg) 31.6 ± 1.4 31.0 ± 1.5 −2.0 ± 0.9% 0.019 *
 Left arm (kg) 2.8 ± 0.2 2.8 ± 0.2 −0.2 ± 1.2% 0.475 n.s.
 Right arm (kg) 2.8 ± 0.2 2.8 ± 0.2 −0.7 ± 1.4% 0.356 n.s.
 Trunk (kg) 23.6 ± 1.0 23.6 ± 1.0 −0.3 ± 0.8% 0.423 n.s.
 Left leg (kg) 9.1 ± 0.4 9.0 ± 0.4 −2.0 ± 0.8% 0.020 *
 Right leg (kg) 9.2 ± 0.4 9.0 ± 0.4 −2.1 ± 0.8% 0.016 *
Adipose Tissue
 Total body fat mass (kg) 12.3 ± 2.5 14.3 ± 2.3 24.3 ± 7.3% 0.004 **
 Visceral fat area (cm2) 42.8 ± 5.6 56.4 ± 6.8 37.3 ± 7.3% <0.001 ***
  1. TKD Taekwondo, BMI body mass index, Sig. significance, n.s. non-significant difference. All data were expressed as Mean ± S.E.M. * denotes the significant difference between pre- and post-detraining (p < 0.05). ** denotes the significant difference between pre- and post-detraining (p < 0.01). *** denotes the significant difference between pre- and post-detraining (p < 0.001)