Table 3.

Week-by-week effects of mass, acclimation regime, and sex on V̇O2max, expressed as F-values obtained for independent ANCOVAs performed on weekly means

Week2345678910
d.f.1,371,371,371,361,351,361,351,351,35
M b 12.4 ** 12.9 *** 15.2 *** 18.4 *** 17.3 *** 17.6 *** 12.7 ** 12.9 *** 36.5 ***
Acclimation3.100.001 7.01 * 38.5 *** 60.1 *** 52.2 *** 51.2 *** 80.0 *** 86.8 ***
Sex3.961.732.513.531.602.695.70*4.27*5.26*
  • Acclimation time and sex were fixed factors, and body mass (Mb) was included as a covariate. Values in bold indicate that main effects of each independent factor/variable were statistically significant after sequential Bonferroni adjustment for multiple simultaneous tests; *P<0.05; **P<0.01; ***P<0.001.