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Table 1 Baseline descriptive characteristics of the football players expressed by group

From: Flywheel squats versus free weight high load squats for improving high velocity movements in football. A randomized controlled trial

  FW group (n = 13) BFW group (n = 13) Control group (n = 12)
Age (yr) 23.07 ± 3.15 23.23 ± 2.12 25.3 ± 2.39
Body mass (kg) 78.69 ± 7.42 78.87 ± 11.98 83.13 ± 7.06
Height (m) 1.81 ± 0.05 1.81 ± 0.05 1.82 ± 0.04
BMI (kg/m2) 24.08 ± 1.85 24.22 ± 2.44 25.21 ± 1.70
RE volume per week (hr) 2.3 ± 1.50 3.0 ± 2.13 2.3 ± 1.78
Playing Level
 Fifth level (n) 12 13 10
 Sixth level (n) 4 3 2
Playing position
 Goal Keeper (n) 2 1 N/A
 Central back (n) 4 3 3
 Full back (n) 3 2 4
 Central midfielder (n) 4 4 5
 Wide midfielder (n) 3 3 2
 Striker (n) 1 3 2
  1. Data are shown as mean ± SD. FW Flywheel, BFW Barbell free weight, RE Resistance exercise, BMI Body mass index