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Table 2 Measures of lower limb physical performance and twitch force potentiation, mean (± SD)

From: Perimenopausal women show modulation of excitatory and inhibitory neuromuscular mechanisms

  EP (n = 25) LP (n = 38) P-value
MVC dorsiflexion (Nm) 31.9 (± 9.1) 34.3 (± 6.7) 0.238
MVC plantarflexion (Nm) 131.1 (± 33.9)b 108.8 (± 32.4)b 0.014
Knee extension strength (Nm) 162.2 (± 27.9)b 153.7 (± 38.8)c 0.360
Vertical jumping height (m) 0.185 (± 0.046)a 0.200 (± 0.037)a 0.177
Twitch force potentiation (%) 10.1 (± 6.3)a 6.7 (± 9.3)b 0.124
  1. P-values tested with independent samples t-test. MVC = maximal voluntary contraction, m = meter, Nm = Newton meter, SD = standard deviation. an = missing one, bn = missing two, cn = missing five.