Planning is essential when working to improve your body’s fitness. There are training principles you should consider when planning your own workout program. Acronyms that represent the training principles you should consider are SPORT and FITT.
SPORT Training Principles
FITT Training Principles
The FITT Principles describe how to safely apply the SPORT Principle of Overload into your workout routine. These can be applied to a variety of health-related fitness areas.
Each topic in the HOPE course includes a workout log. As you work through the lessons and activities, you will need to document six hours (or 360 minutes) of physical activity before you can receive credit for your workout log. You cannot complete and receive credit for HOPE course if you do not complete each of the topic workout logs.
Workout logs can help you to:
- measure your progress.
- find stopping points in your workouts.
- be accountable and help you to set realistic goals.
- break training plateaus.
- stay motivated.
- get the big picture of your workouts and progress.
- evaluate fitness goals.
It is important when setting your fitness goals and documenting your workouts, that you select and participate in a variety of physical activities that contribute to personal enjoyment and the attainment or maintenance of a healthy lifestyle. You should use your fitness tests to help guide your goals and select at least two to three different types of physical activity for the workouts you design. If you have a Nintendo Wii® or Xbox Kinect System® and want to learn more about recording activities on your workout logs, select the gaming console information link.
Refer to the Workout Log Sample to guide the documentation of your workouts. Each topic will present a workout log that you will use to document your workout. You will submit your completed workout log when you reach the final lesson of each topic. You will also reflect on your workouts with your instructor, when you complete the Discussion-Based Assessments.