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Table 2 Exercise pool of the semi-standardized multi-modal exercise program for prostate cancer patients

From: Implementation and scientific evaluation of rehabilitative sports groups for prostate cancer patients: study protocol of the ProRehab Study

  Content N° of Exercises Intensity Aims
Endurance - Nordic walking - 50-70% HRmax 11–15 RPE Improvements in:
     -aerobic endurance
     -muscle strength
     -mobilization
     -wellbeing
Stretching - stretching 16 2-3x 10–15 sec. Improvements in:
     -flexibility
Strengthening - strengthening exercises incl. pelvic floor muscles 20 1. phase: 1–2 sets, 8–10 rep., 30% MVC Improvements in:
  - resistance exercises with equipment or strength training machines 28 2. phase: 2–3 sets, 8–15 rep., 30-50% MVC -incontinence
     -muscle strength (esp. postural muscles)
     -flexibility
  -ADLs incl. pelvic floor muscles 16 3. phase: 3 sets, 15–20 rep., 50-60% MVC -wellbeing
    4. phase: 3 sets, 12–15 rep., 70% MVC  
Mixed games and exercises - relaxation exercises 8 Depending on exercise and patient’s condition Improvements in:
  - breathing exercises 5   
     -flexibility
  - partner exercises 6   -coordination
  - perception and coordination exercises 27   -relaxation skills
  - cooperative games 8   -cognitive abilities
     - interaction
     -cooperation
     -communication
  1. ADLs: activities of daily living; HRmax: maximum heart rate; MVC: maximum voluntary contraction; rep.: repetitions; RPE: rating of perceived exertion.