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Table 1 Exercise training, prescription, and monitoring of patients on the cardiac rehabilitation program

From: Whey protein supplementation for the preservation of mass and muscular strength of patients with heart failure: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial

Type of exercise   Intensity of exercise Duration of sessions Monitoring Weekly frequency
Continuous exercise Aerobic training (walking) 60–70% VO2max 30 min BS (levels 12–14), BP, ECG and HR Once a week
High-intensity interval training Aerobic training (walking) 8 sets of 40 s at 90–95% VO2max separated by 110 s of moderate-intensity exercise at 50% VO2max Approximately 20 min BS (levels 12–14), BP, ECG and HR Twice a week
Strength training Dynamic with machine weights (quadriceps, hip, trunk, dorsal and pectoral) 3 sets of 10 repetitions (30–40% of body weight) Approximately 30 min Symptom-limited exercise test with HR and BP will be monitored at 10-min intervals 3 times a week
  1. VO2max maximal oxygen uptake, HR heart rate, BP blood pressure, BS Borg Scale, ECG electrocardiogram