FITT and SAID By Simran Somal

What is the FITT Principle

The FITT Principle or formula is a great way of monitoring your exercise program. The FITT the key components of an exercise program, and the initials F, I, T, T, stand for: Frequency, Intensity, Time and Type.

Frequency - to the frequency of exercise undertaken or how often you exercise.

Intensity - to the intensity of exercise undertaken or how hard you exercise.

Time - to the time you spend exercising or how long you exercise for.

Type -to the type of exercise undertaken or what kind of exercise you do.

What is the SAID Principle

When the body is placed under some form of stress, it starts to make adaptations that will allow the body to get better at withstanding that specific form of stress in the future. It stands for specific, adaptation, to imposed demand.

Specific- to the body only makes helps changes to the specific stress it meets

Adaption- that will allow the body to get better at the specific form of stress in the future

Imposed- to a state that you must place a stress to the body that passes the beginning point. When doing something you want to get better at it Imposing forces the body causes it to adapt and improve

Demand -which means that you are demanding yourself to step forward or to keep going without giving up through the process of the workout.

The Program

Frequency- If you want lose weight, you need to train up to five times per week, whereas if your goal is to maintain fitness levels, you may only need to train three or fours times per week.

Intensity- You need to make sure to keep an eye on your heart rate during workouts, when trying out a new routine. You need to know your maximum heart rate and your target heart rate 50 to 70 percent of your maximum heart rate and stick to this safe zone.

Time- You need to exercise for at least for minimum of 20 to 30 minutes and can take several hours a long run or bike ride, for example, while workouts usually last 45 to 60 minutes.

Type-While all of the other factors depend heavily on this element, choosing the type of exercises you do during your workouts training very much depends on your fitness objectives.

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