Figure 1: Experimental protocol of the muscle oxygenation during a squat exercise
Relative muscle oxygenation was determined by assigning the resting oxy- Hb+Mb value (R) (100%) and the minimum oxy-Hb+Mb value (M) obtained from arterial occlusion (0%). Muscle oxygenation (%) was expressed by using algebraic expression, i.e., muscle oxygenation (%) = (M-E)/(M-R)×100. MLW = maximal lifting weight.