Table 2—

Changes in anthropometric variables with PRT protocol

VariablesPRT (0 months)PRT (3 months)Mean differenceP*
n3030
BMI (kg/m2)24.1 ± 3.924.1 ± 3.70.1 ± 1.10.614
Circumferences (cm)
    Waist87.9 ± 13.186.3 ± 12.7−1.6 ± 1.9<0.001
    Hip94.3 ± 10.592.5 ± 10.51.8 ± 1.2<0.001
    Mid-thigh46.5 ± 5.944.9 ± 5.61.7 ± 1.1<0.001
    Mid-arm29.3 ± 5.228.1 ± 4.6−1.2 ± 1.0<0.001
Waist-to-hip ratio1.0 ± 0.21.0 ± 0.1−0.0 ± 0.10.091
Skinfolds (mm)
    Biceps7.2 ± 2.16.3 ± 1.9−0.9 ± 0.6<0.001
    Triceps15.4 ± 8.614.1 ± 8.1−1.3 ± 1.3<0.001
    Subscapular25.9 ± 10.324.3 ± 9.8−1.6 ± 1.3<0.001
    Anterior axillary18.4 ± 11.817.4 ± 11.2−0.9 ± 1.2<0.001
    Suprailiac27.2 ± 13.425.8 ± 13.1−1.4 ± 1.3<0.001
    Thigh23.8 ± 11.622.4 ± 11.3−1.5 ± 1.1<0.001
    Calf7.9 ± 3.97.1 ± 3.4−0.9 ± 0.9<0.001
    Lateral thoracic26.6 ± 11.025.6 ± 10.7−1.3 ± 0.9<0.001
    Subscapular-to-triceps skinfold ratio1.8 ± 0.71.90 ± 0.80.08 ± 0.20.075
    Central skinfolds98.1 ± 40.592.9 ± 38.75.2 ± 3.5<0.001
    Peripheral skinfolds54.4 ± 21.649.8 ± 20.44.5 ± 3.10.001
  • Data are means ± SD. Central skinfolds: sum of values of subscapular and suprailiac skinfolds. Peripheral skinfolds: sum of values of biceps and triceps skinfolds.

  • *

    * P < 0.05 considered significant.