The Target: Total Fitness - The systematic approach

An orderly, systematic approach to exercising calls for establishing a special time during the day for working on fitness. The principle of repetitiveness and its corollary—overload— are also founded on the idea of system and regularity.

Most fitness authorities even suggest that system ought to govern the order in which exercises are taken. One version of an exercise circuit for ten different parts of the body is illustrated here. Each person has options here: depending on personal fitness goals, other exercises may be more appropriate for the same circuit.

The systematic approach should also govern decisions on the numbers of repetitions for each exercise. Exercise patterns to be presented later will be accompanied by specification of typical repetition cycles for each exercise.

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