Fitness Program

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Whether you want to get leaner or get stronger, you have to have a Personal Fitness Program which works for you so you can achieve your goals safely and easily. It doesn't matter if you're an expert or beginner - your program should be right for you.

Weight training can be very beneficial for women, helping keep muscles in shape and bones strong. But you need to know what exercise to do, how to do them, how many sets, how much rest between sets - the list goes on and on.

Taking in the right balance of nutrients is important to any exercise plan. You have to try adding the Personal Fitness Program to your diet program - it should synchronize with your workout plan and should be built to adjust to your needs and goals.

It would be necessary to gain a training effect on your program from the F.I.T.T.

principle. F.I.T.T. stands for: Frequency, Intensity, Type and Time. It'll apply these concepts to the two types of training, Cardoirespiratory Training and Resistance Training, to educate you on what is needed to gain training benefits. Knowing your heart rate is important for three reasons: it assures you are training at the right intensity to gain benefit from the exercise. It also assures you are exercising at a safe intensity and it can tell you the amount of time you exercised in your target heart rate zone.

FrequencyExercise a minimum of 3 times per week. Little additional training benefits occur when the frequency is greater than 5 times per week when compared to the amount of effort involved.

IntensityYou must maintain your heart rate in the Target Heart Rate Zone for the required time to gain benefits. Your Target Heart Rate Zone is determined by your fitness level and...