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Table 5 Normative values of specific muscle strength and power for individuals with obesity

From: Obesity-associated poor muscle quality: prevalence and association with age, sex, and body mass index

 Young adults/adults (18–44 years)Middle-aged/older adults (45–74 years)
MenWomenMenWomen
Specific muscle strength (kg·kg−1)
 Normal>  0.96>  0.83>  0.96>  0.63
 Low0.70–0.960.57–0.830.74–0.960.32–0.63
 Poor< 0.70< 0.57< 0.74< 0.32
Specific muscle power (W·kg−1)
 Normal>  7.19>  8.48>  6.79>  5.29
 Low3.31–7.193.61–8.483.90–6.791.76–5.29
 Poor<  3.31<  3.61<  3.90<  1.76