About This Kit
The Heart Institute Prevention and Rehabilitation Centre (HIPRC) has introduced to you the concept of health-related fitness. You have learned about the benefits of aerobic exercise. There is another type of exercise that is important for good health and quality of life: muscle strengthening or strength training.
Performing exercises to develop muscle strength will improve your body composition and help you manage your weight long-term. In this kit you will:
Step 1. Understand the role of body composition in health-related fitness
Step 2. Learn the truth concerning common myths about strength training
Step 3. Know the F.I.T. prescription for strength training exercises
Step 4. Understand the principle of progression