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Table 2 Home-based exercise intensity

From: The ExPeCT (Examining Exercise, Prostate Cancer and Circulating Tumour Cells) trial: study protocol for a randomised controlled trial

Home-based walking programme Exercise intensity (% heart rate reserve) by baseline fitness group Time
Poor Fair Average Days/week Duration (min)
Month 1 Week 1 40–50% 50–60% 55–65% 2 20
  Week 2 40–50% 50–60% 55–65% 3 20
  Week 3 45–55% 55–65% 60–70% 3 20
  Week 4 45–55% 55–65% 60–70% 3 30
Month 2 Week 5 50–60% 60–70% 65–75% 3 30
  Week 6 50–60% 60–70% 65–75% 4 30
  Week 7 55–65% 65–75% 65–75% 4 30
  Week 8 55–65% 65–75% 65–75% 5 30
Month 3 Week 9 60–70% 65–75% 65–75% 5 30
  Week 10 60–70% 65–75% 65–75% 5 30
  Week 11 60–75% 65–75% 65–75% 5 30
  Week 12 60–75% 65–75% 65–75% 5 30
Month 4 Weeks 13–16 60–75% 65–75% 65–75% 6 30
Month 5 Weeks 17–20 60–75% 65–75% 65–75% 6 30
Month 6 Weeks 12–24 60–75% 65–75% 65–75% 6 30