Table 2: Protocol for training period.

MonTueWedThursFriSatSun

BaselineLT and VO2 max testing; biopsy; DEXA scan

Week 1 (75% VO2 max)30 min40 min50 min60 min60 minRestRest
Week 2 (75% VO2 max)60 min60 min60 min60 min60 minRestRest

MidpointVO2 max testing60 min60 minRestRest

Week 3 (75% VO2 max)60 min60 min60 min60 min60 minRestRest
Week 4 (80% VO2 max)60 min60 min60 min60 min60 minRestRest

EndLT and VO2 max testing; biopsy; DEXA scan