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Table 4 Weekly exercise prescription example

From: Exercise for advanced prostate cancer: a multicomponent, feasibility, trial protocol for men with metastatic castrate-resistant prostate cancer (EXACT)

Week Exercise prescription
1 AE: MIW for 10 min; once per day; at least 2 days of the week.
STE: One set of 8–15 repetitions (2 exercises); on 2–3 days of the week.
2 AE: MIW for 10 min; once per day; at least 3 days of the week.
STE: Two sets of 8–15 repetitions (2 exercises); on 2–3 days of the week.
3 AE: MIW for 10 min; once per day; at least 5 days of the week.
STE: Three sets of 8–15 repetitions (2 exercises); on 2–3 days of the week.
4 AE: MIW for 10 min; once per day; at least 5 days per week (additional goal: on 2 or more days add another 1 × 10 min bout).
STE: Same as week 3; add 1 set of 2 new exercises (4 total); 8–15 repetitions on 2–3 days.
5 AE: MIW for 10 min; once per day; at least 5 days of the week (additional goal: on 2 or more days add another 1 × 10 min bout).
STE: Same as week 3; add 2 sets of 2 new exercises (4 total); 8–15 repetitions on 2–3 days.
6 AE: MIW for 10 min; twice per day; at least 5 days of the week (additional goal: on 2 or more days add another 1 × 10 min bout).
STE: Same as week 3; add 3 sets of 2 new exercises (4 total); 8–15 repetitions on 2–3 days.
7 AE: MIW for 10 min; twice per day; at least 5 days of the week (additional goal: on 2 or more days add another 1 × 10 min bout).
STE: Same as week 6; add 1 set of 2 new exercises (6 total); 8–15 repetitions on 2–3 days.
8 AE: MIW for 10 min; twice per day; at least 5 days of the week (additional goal: on 3 or more days add another 1 × 10 min bout).
STE: Same as week 6; add 2 sets of 2 new exercises (6 total); 8–15 repetitions on 2–3 days.
9 AE: MIW for 10 min; twice per day; at least 5 days of the week (additional goal: on 3 or more days add another 1 × 10 min bout).
STE: Same as week 6; add 3 sets of 2 new exercises (6 total); 8–15 repetitions on 2–3 days.
10–12 (maintenance) AE: MIW for 30 min on at least 5 days of the week.
STE: Same as week 9. For continued progression, add another set of each exercise.
  1. Abbreviations: AE aerobic exercise, MIW moderate-intensity walking, STE strength training exercise