Applying The F.I.T. Principle

Beginning an exercise program can be overwhelming. For beginners, there is a ton of information and ciphering through all of it can be a huge cause of unnecessary stress. It is best to consult with a professional trainer if you are new to exercising. In fact it isn’t a bad idea to consult with a professional for great guidance regardless of your experience.

When deciding what program would be a good fit for you, incorporate the F. I. T. principle. The F. I. T. principle is used  by fitness professionals when prescribing appropriate exercise programs for clients.

  • Frequency-Should be 4-5 days a week.
  • Intensity-Should be moderate to vigorous. To gauge intensity, monitor your heart rate. Ideally, your heart rate should be high enough to place you in fat burning range. Use an online heart rate calculator
  • Time-Should be 45-60 minutes. This may have to be broken up into smaller increments initially.

The F.I.T. principle will help you progress in your program. It is important to track y our progress and monitor areas where you need adjustments. Keep variety in your workouts so that your body continues to change and you continue to reach the goals you set for yourself.

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