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Table 2 Year-long exercise intervention protocol for postmenopausal women in the BETA Trial, Alberta, Canada

From: Study design and methods for the Breast Cancer and Exercise Trial in Alberta (BETA)

     Duration of exercise in minutes
Week Frequency of supervised sessions Frequency of unsupervised sessions Intensity (% HRR1) High volume group Moderate volume group
1 3 0 50-60 15 – 20 10 – 15
2 3 0 50-60 15 – 20 10 – 15
3 3 0 55-65 20 – 25 15 – 20
4 3 0 55-65 20 – 25 15 – 20
5 3 1 60-70 25 – 30 15 – 20
6 3 1 60-70 30 – 35 20 – 25
7 3 1 60-70 35 – 40 20 – 25
8 3 1 60-70 40 – 45 20 – 25
9 3 2 60-70 45 – 50 25 – 30
10 3 2 65-75 50 – 55 25 – 30
11 3 2 65-75 55 – 60 25 – 30
12 3 2 65-75 60 30
13-52 3 2 65-75 60 30
  1. 1% HRR: percentage of calculated heart rate reserve.