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Table 2 Prescribed and actual exercise intensity for HRR and ACE-3ZM groups throughout the 12weeks exercise intervention

From: Is a threshold-based model a superior method to the relative percent concept for establishing individual exercise intensity? a randomized controlled trial

  HRR Group (n = 12) ACE-3ZM Group (n = 12)
Week Prescribed intensity THR Actual HR Prescribed intensity THR Actual HR
1 40-45 % HRR 109 ± 15 to 116 ± 15 113 ± 15 HR < VT1 126 ± 13 to 136 ± 13 131 ± 16
2 40-45 % HRR 109 ± 15 to 116 ± 15 115 ± 13 HR < VT1 126 ± 13 to 136 ± 13 133 ± 12
3 40-45 % HRR 109 ± 15 to 116 ± 15 113 ± 15 HR < VT1 126 ± 13 to 136 ± 13 131 ± 13
4 40-45 % HRR 109 ± 15 to 116 ± 15 112 ± 13 HR < VT1 126 ± 13 to 136 ± 13 135 ± 12
5-6 50-55 % HRR 116 ± 14 to 121 ± 15 118 ± 14 HR ≥ VT1 to < VT2 137 ± 12 to 147 ± 15 141 ± 9
7-8 50-55 % HRR 117 ± 16 to 125 ± 16 123 ± 16 HR ≥ VT1 to < VT2 140 ± 14 to 151 ± 13 145 ± 14
9-12 60-65 % HRR 127 ± 16 to 133 ± 16 132 ± 16 HR ≥ VT2 153 ± 9 to 161 ± 10 155 ± 11
  1. Values are mean ± SD. HR heart rate, HRR heart rate reserve, THR target heart rate, VT1 first ventilatory threshold, VT2 second ventilatory threshold