Aerobic Exercise Guidelines

The FITT Principle guidelines discussed in Chapter 4 and outlined in the Physical Activity Pyramid for cardiorespiratory training are:



  • Frequency - 3-7 days per week.
  • Intensity - 60% to 90% of maximum heart rate (Max HR).
  • Time - 30-60 minutes per day within your target heart rate zone.
  • Type - continuous, low resistance, high repetition activities. The guidelines for exercise "intensity" and "type" are discussed next.

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