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Table 2 Training periodization (Item 13)

From: Supervised exercise following bariatric surgery in morbid obese adults: CERT-based exercise study protocol of the EFIBAR randomised controlled trial

Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16
Session 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48
Phases Familiarisation Phase Phase 1 Phase 2 Phase 3
Warm-up Aerobic activity 5 min of low intensity aerobic activity (50%-65% HRR) on Treadmill
Strength training Type of exercises performed Learning exercises of movement patterns Learning exercises of movement patterns and
Weight-bearing and strength training with elastic bands
cCompensatory training:
- Core stability
- Stabiliser muscles (Level A-B)
cCompensatory training:
- Core stability
- Stabiliser muscles
(Level A-B)
cCompensatory training:
- Core stability
- Stabiliser muscles
(Level A-B-C)
Compensatory training:
- Core stability
- Stabiliser muscles (Level A)
Exercises localised in major muscle groups Exercises localised in major muscle groups Exercises localised in major muscle groups
Training stimulus aim Initial adaptations to strength training Metabolic stress Metabolic stress/Mechanical tension and muscle damage Mechanical tension and muscle damage
Sets 3 Exercises of movement patterns, weight-bearing and elastic bands (2 set/5-7 rep)
Exercise intensity: Thera-Band RPE scale
1 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 2 2 2 1 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3
Repetition 8-10 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 10 10 10 10 10 10 8 8 8 8 8 8 6 6 6 6 6 6
Exercise Intensitya (RM) Weight-bearing 24 24 24 24 24 24 24 24 24 24 24 24 24 24 24 24 24 24 20 20 20 20 20 20 16 16 16 14 14 14 12 12 12 10 10 10
(CE)b   12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 10 10 10 10 10 10 8 8 8 6 6 6 6 6 6 4 4 4
Total Rep   12 12 12 12 12 12 24 24 24 24 24 12 36 36 36 36 36 36 30 30 30 30 30 30 24 24 24 24 24 24 18 18 18 18 18 18
Aerobic training Type/number of exercises performed Treadmill Treadmill Treadmill Treadmill Treadmill Treadmill Treadmill Treadmill Treadmill Treadmill Treadmill Treadmill Treadmill Treadmill Treadmill Treadmill
Aerobic training volume (min) 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 25 25 25 25 25 25 25 25 25 25 25 25 25 25 25
Intensity (%HRR) ≤65%HRR 65-70%HRR 70-75%HRR 75-85%HRR
Cool-down Flexibility 5 min static and dynamic flexibility exercises
  1. aRM Repetition Maximum. The weight that can be lifted “X” times before repetition failure
  2. bCE Number of repetitions that could be performed and not performed with this weight
  3. cCompensatory training: isometric exercises (20-30 seconds) and isokinetic movements (5-7 reps)