Mov 470 Ch 2 Gen Prin of Ex Presc -2

Mov 470 Ch 2 Gen Prin of Ex Presc -2 - General Principles...

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General Principles of Exercise Prescription Chapter 2
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General Knowledge Exercise Physiology Understanding Effects of Age, Gender, and Environment Functional age Health/Fitness Knowledge Health Status Fitness Profile
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Basic Components of Exercise Programs
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Frequency 2-3 days/week to start 3-4 days/week for health benefits Maintenance
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Frequency Depends on fitness Low fit: Initial maybe 2 days/wk, after duration is up to 45-60min, add another day Ideal: 3-5 days per week Some may even break workout into 2x per day ( due to time or low fitness) Total work is most important (kcals)
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Duration 20-30 minutes to start 40-60 minutes is optimal Include warm-up/overload/cool down Short bouts vs. continuous
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Duration Should be emphasized the most (longer = more calories, more fat burned, CV work) Low fit: 5-15 min/bout, increase 5 min/wk or as tolerated After duration is 45-60min , then alter frequency Main Goal: 300 kcals expended per workout!
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