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Course: Physical Education
Lesson Title: FITT and the Principle of Overload
Introduction: Today we will be learning about FITT and the Principle of Overload. The word FITT doesn't mean physically fit, it is an acronym for Frequency, Intensity, Time and Type. The FITT principle is used when you are designing a workout plan. The Principle of Overload states that in order to improve your level of fitness, you must increase the amount
of regular activity or exercise that you normally do. So this means that you can't just magically become physically fit by thinking about it, you have to increase the amount of activity you are currently doing, then you will begin to see results. You also need to know that increasing your amount of fitness from 30 minutes a week to 45 minutes a week will not necessarily produce results. You need to overload your fitness, so an increase from 30 minutes a week to 90 or
120 minutes a week will produce much better results.
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