Table 1

Exercise training program for patients randomized to 18 sessions of aerobic intermittent training
18 sessions of aerobic intermittent training (6 – 8 weeks duration)
Session 1 – 6 Session 7 - 18
Duration 20 minutes aerobic intermittent training including 5 minute warm-up and cool-down Duration 30 minutes aerobic intermittent training including 5 minute warm-up and cool-down
Bock 1 (5 min) Continuous exercise 55-60% Wmax (70-80% HR) Block 1 (7.5 min) Continuous exercise 55-60% Wmax (70-80% HR)
Block 2 (5 min) Intermittent training 3 x 60 -30 sec. 70-80% Wmax (80-90% HR) Block 2 (7.5 min) Intermittent training 4 x 60 -30 sec. 70-80% Wmax (80-90% HR)
Block 3 (5 min) Intermittent training 3 x 60-30 sec. 70-80% Wmax (80-90% HR) Block 3 (7.5 min) Intermittent training 5 x 60 - 30 sec. 70-80% Wmax (80-90% HR)
Block 4 (5 min) Continuous exercise 55-60% Wmax (70-80% HR) Block 4 (7.5 min) Continuous exercise 55-60% Wmax (70-80% HR)

Wmax = watt max, HR = Heart rate.

Løppenthin et al.

Løppenthin et al. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2014 15:49   doi:10.1186/1471-2474-15-49

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