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Table 3 Participant characteristics of included studies on volume 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)
Galiano et al. [27] VL5 15 M 22.1 ± 2.9 175.1 ± 5.3 72.5 ± 11.3 Resistance-trained males; ≥ 1.5 years
VL20 13 M 23.9 ± 3.0 176.6 ± 3.5 75.7 ± 9.4
Held et al. [28] VL10 11 9 M/2 F 19.8 ± 2.3 184 ± 5 75.8 ± 8.6 Resistance-trained male and female rowers; ≥ 2 years
TRF 10 8 M/2 F 19.4 ± 1.7 180 ± 10 73.3 ± 8.9
Pareja-Blanco et al. [29] VL15 8 M 23.8 ± 3.4 174 ± 7 75.5 ± 8.6 Resistance-trained professional male soccer players; NR
VL30 8 M
Pareja-Blanco et al. [30] VL20 12 M 22.7 ± 1.9 176 ± 6 75.8 ± 7.0 Resistance-trained males; ≥ 1.5 years
VL40 10 M
Pareja-Blanco et al. [31] VL0 14 M 24.1 ± 4.3 175 ± 5.5 75.5 ± 9.7 Resistance-trained males; ≥ 1.5 years
VL10 14 M
VL20 13 M
VL40 14 M
Pareja-Blanco et al. [32] VL0 15 M 24.1 ± 4.3 175 ± 5.5 75.5 ± 9.7 Resistance-trained males; ≥ 1.5 years
VL15 16 M
VL25 15 M
VL50 16 M
Rodiles-Guerrero et al. [33] VL10 15 M 23.0 ± 2.0 173 ± 5 73.3 ± 5.9 Resistance-trained males; ≥ 1 year
VL30 15 M
VL50 15 M
Rodríguez-Rosell et al. [34] VL10 12 M 22.8 ± 3.1 177 ± 8 75.1 ± 10.3 Resistance-trained males; ≥ 1 year
VL30 13 M 22.2 ± 2.7 176 ± 7 74.0 ± 9.1
Rodríguez-Rosell et al. [35] VL10 11 M 22.8 ± 3.9 176 ± 4 70.7 ± 5.1 Resistance-trained males; ≥ 1 year
VL30 11 M 21.9 ± 2.3 176 ± 7 73.7 ± 9.4
VL45 11 M 21.6 ± 2.8 172 ± 8 72.1 ± 9.6
Sánchez-Moreno et al. [36] VL25 15 M 26.7 ± 5.5 175.8 ± 6 74.1 ± 4.7 Resistance-trained males; ≥ 2 years
VL50 14 M 24.8 ± 6.1 176.1 ± 5 74.3 ± 8.1
  1. aData are presented as mean ± standard deviation
  2. cm centimetres, F female, kg kilograms, M male, NR not reported, TRF to-repetition-failure, VL percentage velocity loss