The FITT Principle is a great way of monitoring your exercise. The acronym FITT is a effective program that shows results. and the initials F, I, T, T, stand for: Frequency, Intensity, Time and Type.
Frequency refers to the frequency of exercise undertaken or how often you exercise.
Intensity refers to the intensity of exercise undertaken or how hard you exercise.
Time refers to the time you spend exercising or how long you exercise for.
Type refers to the type of exercise undertaken or what kind of exercise you do.
The FITT Principle is mostly used for weight loss, although it’s sometimes used as part of strength and weight training, people mostly refer it to weight loss.
Frequency – 5 to 6 times per week
Intensity – Moderate
Time – Anywhere from 15 to 60 minutes
Type – Just about any exercise
Frequency is very important in the FITT Principle. Remember that it’s important to know why you’re exercising and what you want to achieve before rushing into any exercise program. adjust the number of times you exercise per week to reflect your current fitness.
Intensity This is very important in the FITT principle and is most likely the hardest to monitor. Monitoring your heart rate is very important. There are many ways to monitor your heart rate but the best way is to purchase an exercise heart rate monitor. If you don’t want to spend the money on a heart rate monitor, simply count your heart rate over a 15 second period. Feel for your heart beat by placing your hand over your heart or by feeling for your pulse in your neck or on your wrist. Count the beats over a 15 second period and then multiply by 4. then you will know your heart rate in beats per minute.
Time is very important in exercising it is also an important part of the FITT Principle. The time you spend exercising usually depends on the type of exercise you do. For example, to improve cardio you’ll need at least 20 to 30 minutes of non stop exercise. For weight loss, you need at least 40 minutes of exercise. For muscles strength, time is often measured in “sets” and “reps.”
Type The exercise you choose will have a big effect on the results that you get. It’s important to know what you want to accomplish before you start exercising. If you’re looking to improve your cardio, then exercises like walking, jogging, swimming, bike riding, stair climbing E.T.C are very effective. For weight loss, any exercise that requires using your muscle helps. To improve muscle strength using weights, machines, and exercises like push-ups, chin-ups and dips help grow your muscles.