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Table 1 Content of the three-week interval training program

From: The effects of prehabilitation versus usual care to reduce postoperative complications in high-risk patients with colorectal cancer or dysplasia scheduled for elective colorectal resection: study protocol of a randomized controlled trial

  Duration Intensitya
Warm-up 7 min 50%
Interval session 30 min Work interval: 120%
Recovery interval: 50%
 Week 1, session 1, 2, and 3 Work interval: 120 s
Recovery interval: 180 s
 Week 2, session 4, 5, and 6 Work interval: 140 s
Recovery interval: 160 s
 Week 3, session 7, 8, and 9 Work interval: 160 s
Recovery interval 140 s
Cool-down 3 min 60%
  1. a: Expressed as a percentage of the individually achieved work rate (in Watt) at the ventilatory anaerobic threshold obtained from the cardiopulmonary exercise test