Table 2

Resistance training programme for structured gym exercise programme participants

Mesocycle 1Week 1–3
1×8–10 reps
Week 3–5
2×15 reps
Weeks 6–8
3×12 reps
Week 9–12
4×12 reps
Mesocycle 2Week 13–16
4×10 reps
Week 17–24
3×15 reps
Mesocycle 3Week 25–27
4×10 reps
Week 28–36
3×12 reps
Mesocycle 4Week 37–39
3×6 reps
Week 40–48
4×10 reps