Table 2

Exercise pool of the semi-standardized multi-modal exercise program for prostate cancer patients
Content N° of Exercises Intensity Aims
Endurance - Nordic walking - 50-70% HRmax 11–15 RPE Improvements in:
-aerobic endurance
-muscle strength
-mobilization
-wellbeing
Stretching - stretching 16 2-3x 10–15 sec. Improvements in:
-flexibility
Strengthening - strengthening exercises incl. pelvic floor muscles 20 1. phase: 1–2 sets, 8–10 rep., 30% MVC Improvements in:
- resistance exercises with equipment or strength training machines 28 2. phase: 2–3 sets, 8–15 rep., 30-50% MVC -incontinence
-muscle strength (esp. postural muscles)
-flexibility
-ADLs incl. pelvic floor muscles 16 3. phase: 3 sets, 15–20 rep., 50-60% MVC -wellbeing
4. phase: 3 sets, 12–15 rep., 70% MVC
Mixed games and exercises - relaxation exercises 8 Depending on exercise and patient’s condition Improvements in:
- breathing exercises 5
-flexibility
- partner exercises 6 -coordination
- perception and coordination exercises 27 -relaxation skills
- cooperative games 8 -cognitive abilities
- interaction
-cooperation
-communication

ADLs: activities of daily living; HRmax: maximum heart rate; MVC: maximum voluntary contraction; rep.: repetitions; RPE: rating of perceived exertion.

Zopf et al.

Zopf et al. BMC Cancer 2012 12:312   doi:10.1186/1471-2407-12-312

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