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Table 1 Participant characteristics of included studies on load autoregulation

From: The Effect of Load and Volume Autoregulation on Muscular Strength and Hypertrophy: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

Study Group Number of participants Sex distribution Age (years)a Height (cm)a Weight (kg)a Training status (subjective description; years of resistance-training experience)
Arede et al. [23] PBT 7 F 15.8 ± 1.3 168.4 ± 4.5 60.2 ± 6.0 Resistance-trained female basketball players; ≥ 1 year
RPE 7 F
Banyard et al. [22] PBT 12 M 26.2 ± 5.1 181.4 ± 7.4 84.2 ± 7.7 Resistance-trained males; ≥ 2 years
VBT 12 M 25.5 ± 5.0 180.7 ± 8.5 84.7 ± 6.8
Dorrell et al. [15] PBT 8 M 22.8 ± 4.5 180.2 ± 6.4 89.3 ± 13.3 Resistance-trained males; ≥ 2 years
VBT 8 M
Dorrell et al. [18] Group VBT 19 M 23.6 ± 3.7 182.7 ± 5.1 92.2 ± 8.7 Resistance-trained males; ≥ 2 years
Individualized VBT M
Graham and Cleather [20] PBT 16 M 28.3 ± 5.6 177.8 ± 6.5 82.5 ± 8.9 Resistance-trained males; ≥ 2 years
RPE 15 M 27.9 ± 5.3 179.6 ± 6.5 83.2 ± 9.7
Helms et al. [21] PBT 11 M 23.8 ± 4.2 175 ± 8 80.2 ± 12.2 Resistance-trained males; ≥ 2 years
RPE 10 M 20.9 ± 1.4 172 ± 6 78.8 ± 9.7
Orange et al. [19] PBT 15 M 17 ± 1 181 ± 6.3 84.9 ± 11.9 Resistance-trained male rugby players; ≥ 2 years
VBT 12 M 17 ± 1 178 ± 5.3 81.8 ± 11.9
Shattock and Tee [16] Group 1 10 M 22 ± 3 NR 93.1 ± 14.5 Resistance-trained male rugby players; ≥ 2 years
Group 2 10 M 23 ± 3 NR 95.6 ± 16.8
  1. cm centimetres, F female, kg kilograms, M male, NR not reported, PBT percentage-based training, RPE repetitions in reserve-based rating of perceived exertion training, VBT velocity-based training
  2. aData are presented as mean ± standard deviation