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Table 1 Structure of the exercise programme and training doses for 52 weeks

From: Efficacy of a multi-component exercise programme and nutritional supplementation on musculoskeletal health in men treated with androgen deprivation therapy for prostate cancer (IMPACT): study protocol of a randomised controlled trial

Phase Aerobic training Progressive resistance training Weight-bearing, impact training Functional and core stabilisation training
Microcycle Week Mesocycle Duration %HRMAX Sets Reps RPE1 Speed2 Rest Sets Reps Intensity3 Sets Duration/reps
#1 1–4 Orientation 15–25 min 55–75% 2 12–15 3–4 Slow 1–2 min 3 10–20 Low 2 Balance exercises, 30–60 s or until fatigue Core stabilisation exercises, 10–15 reps or up to 50 for abdominal based exercises
#2 5–8 Preparatory 15–25 min 60–75% 2 10–-15 3–4 Slow 1–2 min 3 10–-20 Low to moderate 2
9–12 Challenge 15–25 min 60–75% 2 8–12 5–8 Rapid 2 min 3 10–20 2
13–16 Consolidation 15–25 min 60–75% 2 8–12 5-8 Rapid 2 min 3 10–20 2
#3 17–20 Preparatory 15–25 min 60–75% 2 10–15 3–4 Slow 1–2 min 3 10–20 Moderate 2
21–24 Challenge 15–25 min 60–75% 2 8–12 5–8 Rapid 2 min 3 10–20 2
25–28 Consolidation 15–25 min 60–75% 2 8–12 5–8 Rapid 2 min 3 10–20 2
#4 29–32 Preparatory 15–25 min 60–75% 2 10–15 3–4 Slow 1–2 min 3 10–20 Moderate to high 2
33–36 Challenge 15–25 min 60–75% 2 8–12 5–8 Rapid 2 min 3 10–20 2
37–40 Consolidation 15–25 min 60–75% 2 8–12 5–8 Rapid 2 min 3 10–20 2
#5 41–44 Preparatory 15–25 min 60–75% 2 10–15 3–4 Slow 1–2 min 3 10–20 High 2
45–48 Challenge 15–25 min 60–75% 2 8–12 5–8 Rapid 2 min 3 10–20 2
49–52 Consolidation 15–25 min 60–75% 2 8–12 5–8 Rapid 2 min 3 10–20 2
  1. Adapted from Gianoudis et al. 1RPE: Rating of Perceived Exertion (1–10); 2Speed: slow (2–3 sec concentric and 2–3-s eccentric contractions), rapid (rapid concentric and 2–3-s eccentric contractions); 3Intensity: low (ground reaction force (GRF) ~ 1–3 × body weight), moderate (GRF ~ 3–6 × body weight), high (GRF ~ 6–9 × body weight)