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Table 2 Intensity and progression of each program for phase’s I-IV of aquatic exercises program

From: Effects of a progressive aquatic resistance exercise program on the biochemical composition and morphology of cartilage in women with mild knee osteoarthritis: protocol for a randomised controlled trial

Weeks Resistance type Sets Repetitions per set Time (sec) Recovery (sec) Target PRE* Total time (mins) Total No. reps
1-2 Barefoot 3 25-30 45 30 14-15 30 750-900
3-5 (alternating) Small 3 20-25 45 30 15-16 30 600-750
Small 3 12 to 15 30 45 16-17 26 288-360
6-8 and 12 Small/Large 3 14-20 45 30 16-17 30 420-600
9-11 and 13–16 (alternating) Large 3 14-20 45 30 16-18 30 420-600
Large 3 12 to 15 30 45 16-18 26 288-360
  1. *PRE = perceived rate of exertion (BORG 6–20).