12 Chapter 12: Applied exercise prescription principles

Melissa Markofski


applied exercise prescription principles

At this point in the class you have learned the FITT-PV for CRE and RT, and how to apply these guidelines to a variety of both healthy individuals and special populations. You will now be applying this knowledge in this lab and will need to recall the specifics of the FITT-PV for this lab.


Lab activity

You will be designing a circuit training session, with the equipment available to you at home.

Equipment: equipment available at your home, interval timer (can use phone or similar app)

Participants: everyone who is healthy will participate (if an exercise needs to be modified or substituted, that can be done)


  1. Decide the goal(s) of the exercise session
  2. Select exercises to match the goal(s) of the session
  3. Specify the order of the exercises
  4. Specify the work and rest intervals to match the goal(s) of the session
  5. Specify the number of rotations through the circuit to match the goal(s) of the session
  6. Set the interval timer
  7. Participation in the session you designed!


Virtual Lab Activity
Design and Participate in a Circuit Training Session:
1. Follow the instructions above to design a circuit training session for yourself.
2. Follow your training session protocol.



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