Table 2

 Peak exercise data for active (n = 30) and control group subjects (n = 18)

Bicycle ergometryArm ergometry
ActiveControlActiveControl
Values are given as mean (SD) except Borg scores which are median (range).
Workpeak (W)142 (51.0)154 (41.0)85.8 (22.9)83.3 (20.9)
Lactate (mmol/l)6.5 (1.8)7.3 (1.8)5.5 (1.6)6.0 (2.1)
HRpeak (bpm)170 (13.2)166 (9.7)157 (16.2)155 (19.3)
RER1.22 (0.08)1.23 (0.08)1.16 (0.10)1.21 (0.09)
Vepeak (l/min)65.5 (21.3)69.4 (18.4)52.0 (17.0)52.0 (16.6)
RRpeak (breaths/min)41.2 (9.6)39.4 (8.4)43.9 (9.2)40.6 (11.7)
Sao2peak (%)94.5 (3.5)94.5 (2.4)93.0 (3.8)94.6 (2.7)
Borg scores
    Breathlessness4.5 (0–7.5)3.75 (1–7)3.0 (0.5–8)3.0 (0–7)
    Muscle effort7.0 (1.5–10)6.0 (3–10)5.0 (2–10)7.0 (3–10)