Table 3

The EX-FRAIL CKD exercise programme

ExerciseLevel 1Level 2Level 3Level 4
1. WalkingWalk for 1 minWalk for 2 minWalk for 10 minWalk for 15 min
2. Lower leg extensionSeated leg extension*Seated leg raise*Seated weighted (0.5 kg) leg raise*Seated weighted (1 kg) leg raise*
3. Bilateral calf raisesSeated calf raises*Standing calf raises placing hands on secure surface*Standing calf raises placing finger tips on secure surface*Standing calf raises*
4. Sit to standSit to stand using arms to assist*Sit to stand without using arms to assist*Sit to stand holding 0.5 kg weights*Sit to stand holding 1 kg weights*
5. Wall/table push upWall push up†Wall push up*Table push up†Table push up*
6. MarchingMarching while seated*Marching while standing with hands on secure surface*Marching while standing*Stair step*
  • *3 sets of 10 repetitions.

  • †3 sets of 5 repetitions.