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Table 2 Description of the PRT program

From: Progressive resistance training in head and neck cancer patients during concomitant chemoradiotherapy -- design of the DAHANCA 31 randomized trial

Load 15 RM (week 1), 12 RM (week 2–6), 10 RM (week 7–10), 8 RM (week 11–12)
Repetitions 15 (week 1), 12 (week 2–6), 10 (week 7–10), 8 (week 11–12)
Sets per sessions 2 (week 1–2), 3 (week 3–12)
Sessions per week 3
Duration of training period 12 weeks
Rest between sets 45–60 s
Rest between repetitions 0 s
Range of motion Maximum possible
Rest between training sessions Training every other day
  1. Abbreviations: PRT progressive resistance training, RM repetition maximum, e.g. 15 RM is the heaviest load that can be lifted 15 times using proper technique. Sec, seconds