Table 3. Heart rate and percent time spent in each HR zone per sex during the match and comparing first and second halves. Data are means (±SD).
Male Female
Match
(n=24)
1st half
(n=12)
2nd half
(n=12)
ES Match
(n=24)
1st half
(n=12)
2nd half
(n=12)
ES
HRmax (bpm) 173(13) 174(15) 172(12) .19 177(13) 178(15) 177(12) .05
Mean HR (bpm) 137(12) 134(11) 140(13) –.46 138(18) 126(14) 149 (14.9) –1.63
Z1: <60% HRmax 19.1 (16.5) 23.1 (15.0) 15.1 (17.6) .48 26.7 (21.8) 41.0 (20.5) 12.4 (11.4) 1.70
Z2: 61–70% HRmax 25.5 (12.0) 27.0 (12.6) 24.0 (11.8) .24 15.8 (10.8) 22.3 (10.1) 9.3 (6.9) 1.48
Z3: 71–80% HRmax 26.0 (11.5) 23.8 (10.2) 28.3 (12.8) –.38 17.6 (13.2) 15.4 (6.0) 19.8 (17.8) –.33
Z4: 81–90% HRmax 20.3 (14.4) 17.9 (13.2) 22.8 (15.8) –.33 29.2 (20.4) 17.4 (12.8) 41.0 (20.1) –1.38
Z5: 91–95% HRmax 7.0 (10.4) 6.1 (8.5) 8.0 812.4) –.18 8.3 (12.1) 3.1 (3.6) 13.5 (15.4)* –.91
Z6: >95% HRmax 1.9 (4.2) 2.0 (4.8) 1.7 (3.6) .07 2.3 (6.4) .7 (1.1) 3.9 (8.9)* –.50
* p<0.05
†p<0.01, HR: Heart Rate, HRmax: Maximum Heart Rate, Z1–Z6: HR Zones 1 to 6.