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Table 2 Treatment protocol performed by the high-intensity resistance exercise group and blood flow restriction exercise group (adapted from Bryk et al. [15], 2016)

From: Effects of blood flow restriction exercise with very low load and low volume in patients with knee osteoarthritis: protocol for a randomized trial

High-intensity resistance exercise group
 - Hamstring stretching, three repetitions of 30 s
 - Bridge with isometric contraction of the transversus abdominis, CORE training, three repetitions of 30 s +
 - Hip abduction with weights (lying on side), three sets of 10 repetitions +
 - Calm exercises (lying on side) with elastic band, three sets of 10 repetitions +
 - Calf raises, three sets of 10 repetitions +
 - Sensori-motor training (standing) on a mini-trampoline, three repetitions of 30 s
 - Squats on a hack machine, 0°–60° of knee flexion, three sets of eight repetitions *
 - Seated knee extensions (machine), 90°–45° of knee flexion, three sets of eight repetitions *
Blood flow restriction exercise group
 - Hamstring stretching, three repetitions of 30 s
 - Bridge with isometric contraction of the transversus abdominis, CORE training, three repetitions of 30 s +
 - Hip abduction with weights (lying on side), three sets of 10 repetitions +
 - Calm exercises (lying on side) with elastic band, three sets of 10 repetitions +
 - Calf raises, three sets of 10 repetitions +
 - Sensori-motor training (standing) on a mini-trampoline, three repetitions of 30 s
 - Squats on a hack machine, 0°–60° of knee flexion, one set of 30 repetitions and three sets of 15 repetitions
 - Seated knee extensions (machine), 90°–45° of knee flexion, one set of 30 repetitions and three sets of 15 repetitions
  1. The interval between sets will be 30 s and between exercises will be 2 min
  2. *Load is 60% of the 1-repetition maximum
  3. +The load will be adjusted every 3 weeks to maintain an effort perception between 6 and 7 on the Borg scale
  4. Load is 10% of the 1-repetition maximum