Saturday, July 30, 2011

Chris Powell’s Personal Strategies - Part 3 (3 of 5)

The FITT Principle

The FITT Principle should be a vital tool in your personal fitness regiment.

The acronym FITT represents Frequency, Intensity, Time, and Type.

Should you face the kind of “plateau” that we discussed in the previous installment of this series, you may rely on the FITT principle to get you back on track.

F – Frequency: Increase the frequency of your workout. (Instead of running 3 days per week – increase to 4 days per week)

I – Intensity: Increase the intensity of your workout. (Instead of curling 5 lb dumbbells, begin curling 8 or 10 lb dumbbells)

T – Time: Increase the time. (Instead of playing basketball for 30 minutes, play for 45 minutes)

T – Type: Change your workout to a different type of activity. (Instead of rowing, switch to stair climbing)

Remember that it is imperative that you switch between workouts every so often to avoid the fitness “plateau.”

Stay tuned or more tips......

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