This is a Study Guide to help you understand the FITT principles better.
¨F= Frequency ¨Frequency is how often you do something. ¨For example…You exercise 3 times a week
¨I = Intensity ¨Intensity is how hard you do something. ¨For example you run around the block 2 times without stopping compared to walking around the block and stopping at each corner to take a break. ¨Running = higher intensity ¨ Walking = lower intensity
¨T = Type ¨Type is the kind of exercise you are doing. ¨There are five types we will be learning about. ¨They are…Cardiorespiratory Endurance, Muscular Endurance, Muscular Strength, Flexibility and Body Composition
T=Time is how long you exercise. ¨For example you exercise for 20 minutes.
¨Cardiorespiratory Endurance is the ability of the heart and lungs, to supply oxygen to the muscles during long periods of physical activity. ¨A person with a high level of Cardiorespiratory Endurance can exercise for a long time without having to stop ¨Test for C.E. = Pacer. Activities are: Jogging, swimming, walking, cycling and jumping rope
¨Muscular Endurance is the ability of the muscles to repeat a movement many times or hold a position without stopping to rest. ¨Test for M.E. = Curl-ups (abdominal muscles). Activities: Sit-ups, planks,wall sits
¨Muscular Strength is the ability of the muscles to push or pull with their total force ¨Lifting weights or supporting your body weight are examples of muscular strength. ¨Test for M.S. = Push-ups . Activities: Push-ups, pull-ups, arm-hang, and lifting weights
¨Flexibility is the ability of your body to bend, reach and stretch the muscles and joints through a full range of motion. ¨The ability to stretch your muscles to the greatest degree possible ¨Test for Flexibility = Backsaver Sit and Reach. Activities: Gymnastics, dance, and stretching
¨Body Composition refers to what the body is made of . ¨ ¨Test for Body Composition. Height and weight. We simply input height and weight into the computer which uses a formula to determine BC. These numbers are kept confidential.