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Table 2 Different training volumes, related to the desired goal of muscle training (after Wilmore & Costill Physiology of Sport and Exercise)

From: Lower limb strength training in children with cerebral palsy – a randomized controlled trial protocol for functional strength training based on progressive resistance exercise principles

Training goal Training volume    
  Load (% 1 RM) Repetitions Sets Rest between sets
Maximum strength training 95–100% 1–3 1–3 2–4 min
(Sub-maximal) strength training 70–95% 8–12 1–3 90–120 sec
Strength endurance training 50–70% 10–15 1–3 45–90 sec
Endurance training <50% 20–50 3–5 <45 sec
Co-ordination training <30% 30–70 4–6 <45 sec
  1. Abbreviation: RM = Repetition Maximum