Table 1

Example of mechanobiological descriptors of resistance exercise stimuli in Kongsgaard et al and Rathleff et al

Eccentric (ECC). Kongsgaard et alHeavy slow resistance training Kongsgaard et alHigh-load strength training for plantar fasciitis. Rathleff et al
1. Load magnitudeBody weight at beginning. Progress from there as pain diminished15 RM at week 1 and progressed to 6 RM at week 9–1212 RM at week 1 and progressed to 8 RM at week 4
2. Number of repetitions151512
3. Number of sets3123
4. Rest in between sets???
5. Number of exercise interventions (per (day) or week)2/day3/week3.5/week
6. Duration of the experimental period ((day) or weeks)3 months3 months3 months
7. Fractional and temporal distribution of the contraction modes per repetition and duration (s) of one repetition0 s conc
0 s iso
3 s ecc
3 s conc
0 s iso
3 s ecc
3 s conc
2 s iso
3 s ecc
8. Rest in-between repetitions ((s) or (min))???
9. TUT ((s) or (min))3×15×3×2=270 s per day. Total TUT during 3 months: 22.680 s4×15×4×6=1.440 s per training session during week 1. Total TUT during 3 months: 30.816 s3×15×8=288 s per training session during week 1. Total TUT during 3 months: 11.424 s
10. Volitional muscular failure?YesYes
11. Range of motion??Full range of motion
12. Recovery time in-between exercise sessions ((h) or (d))12 h48–72 h48 h
13. Anatomical definition of the exercise (exercise form)??Yes
  • RM, repetition maximum; TUT, time-under-tension.