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Table 2 Supervised exercise program of the PAM study

From: Effect of physical exercise on cognitive function after chemotherapy in patients with breast cancer: a randomized controlled trial (PAM study)

Week Aerobic Strength
1–4 40–60% HRR One circuit of 20–25 repetitions. Weights based on 20-RM tests (repeated every 4 weeks)
Exercises: legs (squat, lunges, calve raises), arms (biceps curl, triceps extension), shoulder (shoulder press), thorax (Barbell bench press), back (rowing). Abdomen: crunch 30–40 repetitions
5–9 60–70% HRR 15–20 min, plus 70–89% HRR 5–10 min
10–17 Interval training: 10 × 30 s vigorous to maximal exercise, alternated with 1 min active rest, plus 10 min 60–75% endurance Two circuits of 15–20 repetitions. Weights based on 15-RM tests (repeated every 4 weeks)
Exercises: legs (squat), arms (biceps curl, triceps extension), shoulder (shoulder press), thorax (Barbell bench press), back (rowing). Abdomen: crunch 30–40 repetitions; hoover/planking 2 × 45 s
18–26 Interval training: 2 circuits of 8 × 30 s vigorous to maximal exercise, alternated with 1 min active rest,
plus 5 min 60–75% endurance
  1. PAM physical activity and memory, HRR heart rate reserve, RM repetition maximum