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Table 1

From: Evaluation of peak skeletal muscle perfusion in the lower extremities of athletes using arterial spin labeling

Subject Characteristics and Functional Tests
  Linemen Position Players P-value
Body Weight, kg 118.9 ± 6.8 86.9 ± 7.6 <0.0001
% Body Fat 23.6 ± 3.2 10.2 ± 2.1 <0.0001
Resting HR, bpm 63.0 ± 7.8 57.5 ± 9.5 0.2
Systolic BP, mmHg 137.6 ± 11.9 125.8 ± 9.6 0.03
Diastolic BP, mmHg 82.9 ± 8.3 79.3 ± 7.0 0.3
Hang Clean, kg 127.8 ± 12.2 117.1 ± 10.9 0.08
Back Squat, kg 164.5 ± 20.5 155.1 ± 17.7 0.3
Sumo Dead Lift, kg 179.0 ± 24.7 170.6 ± 13.7 0.4
Vertical Jump, m 0.57 ± 0.1 0.72 ± 0.1 <0.0001
Broad Jump, m 2.4 ± 0.1 2.7 ± 0.1 <0.0001
Peak Skeletal Muscle Perfusion (ml/100 g/min)
  Linemen Position Players P-value
Soleus 153.3 ± 35.5 210.4 ± 45.7 <0.001
Gastrocnemius * 71.2 ± 13.1 128.1 ± 27.2 <0.001
Tibialis Anterior * 63.2 ± 12.7 140.7 ± 28.3 <0.0001
Fibularis Longus * 82.9 ± 20.7 134.3 ± 28.6 <0.001
  1. *, significantly different from soleus muscle (p < 0.05).