Name:Dante Hamilton Target Heart Rate Worksheet Your heart is the most important muscle in your body. It is the pump that delivers oxygen rich blood throughout your body. Your heart is made up of ___cardiac________ muscle. Like all muscles it will become stronger with use. The type of exercise that will strengthen your heart is called ____swimming______. As it strengthens, it will become a more powerful pump that pushes more blood with each beat. What will happen to your resting heart rate as your heart gets stronger? __ The capacity of your left ventricle will increase and your ventricular muscles will become strong. To improve and ma intain the strength of your heart it is important to participate in regular aerobic exercise. Before beginning any exercise program you should consult a doctor to be sure you are in good health. Aerobic Exercise Guidelines (F.I.T.T. Principle) 1. FREQUENCY (how often?)—at least 3 days per week 2. INTENSITY (how hard?)—in your personal target heart rate range 3. TIME (how long?)—at least 20 minutes 4. TYPE (what?)—jogging, swimming, bicycling Here is how to calculate your target heart rate range... 1) First of all you
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