FTIT. T Stress Principle

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Taylor Berger
Ms. Lieb
Physical Education
30 April 2016
The F.I.T.T. Principle The F.I.T.T. principle is a set of guideline that helps people set up a workout program or routine that adheres to their personal goals and fitness level while helping them get the most out of their routine. The F.I.T.T. principle is used typically for the general public than athletes to get the most beneficial form of a fitness program for each person individually. F.I.T.T. stands for frequency, intensity, type, and time; when they are all put together differently and uniquely for each person, to give them the best exercise routine possible which can be modified at any time. Frequency is how often you exercise, intensity is how hard you walk during an exercise,
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principle, frequency, there must be a balance between finding enough intensity to overload so it is able to adapt but not so much that it causes overtraining. For resistance training workload is the primary use to determine the intensity of resistance training. Workload can have three components, which are the amount of weight lifted during a workout, the number of repetitions completed during a particular exercise, and the length of time to complete all exercises in a set or the total training session. The workload can be increased by lifting heavier weights or by increasing the number of repetitions or lifting the same amount of weight for the same number of receptions but decreasing the rest time between each set. For strength workouts there should ideally be around 1 to 3 sets of 8 to 16 reps of each exercise and should be doing at least 8 to 10 …show more content…
principle is time which is how long you should exercise in a person’s target heart rate zone, to achieve the greatest cardiovascular benefit. People with a low fitness level should aim to maintain their heart rate within the target heart zone for a minimum 20 to 30 minutes. Then increase the time once the fitness level increases. A workout should be at least 20 minutes of continuous or intermittent aerobic activity per exercise session. Cardiovascular benefits continue to increase as the exercise duration os extended to 60 minutes of activity, cardiovascular benefits start to level off, and the risk of injury increases. The amount of time spent on exercise should depend on your fitness level, but also the intensity. The harder the intensity the shorter the time should be. This also applies to athletes, once they go beyond a certain point they run risk of overthinking and injury. Research suggests a minimum of 6 weeks to see any noticeable improvement and as much as a year or more before a peak in fitness is reached. For weight loss, more time is required; at least 40 minutes of moderate weight bearing

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