Table 2

Physiological responses to identical workloads during the incremental test before and after training.

UnassistedAssistedMean difference
Mean change (%)95% CIMean change (%)95% CI%95% CIp value
Ve=minute ventilation.
Lactate–17.8–39.8 to +4.2–23.3–45.1 to –1.55.5–23 to +34.10.69
Heart rate–6.5–9.6 to –3.3–15.6–20.8 to –10.59.2–15.1 to –3.20.005
Ve–3.2–4.6 to +11–8–11 to –54.8–2 to +110.15
Wpeak+14.5+7.9 to +21+32.9+22.1 to +43.718.4+6.4 to +30.50.005