CARDIORESPIRATORY EXERCISE PRESCRIPTION (Exercise 1)
Personal Trainer: _____________________________ Date: __________________
Objective: Define the Client’s cardiorespiratory exercise prescription
Client Name: _________________________________
Intensity of Exercise
1. Estimate your own maximal heart rate (MHR)
MHR = 220 – Age
MHR = 220 - _________ = __________ bpm (beats per minute)
2. Resting Heart Rate (RHR) = ______________ bpm
3. Exercise Intensities (EI) = MHR x EI
50 percent EI = ___________ x .50 = ______________ bpm
70 percent EI = ___________ x .70 = ______________ bpm
85 percent EI = ___________ x .85 = ______________ bpm
4. Cardiorespiratory Training Zone: The optimum cardiorespiratory training zone is found between the
70% and 85% exercise intensities. Individuals who have been physically inactive or are in the poor or
fair cardiovascular fitness categories should use a 50% exercise intensity during the first few weeks of
the exercise program.
Cardiorespiratory Training Zone:
___________bpm (70% EI) to _________bpm (85% EI)
Rate of Perceived Exertion (RPE):
RPE Scale:_____ __bpm:______ (70% EI) RPE Scale:__________bpm:______ (85% EI)
Very, Very Fairly Somewhat Hard Very Hard Very, very
Very Light Light Hard Hard
1 2 3-4 5 6-7 8-9 10
Mode of Exercise:
Select any activity or combination of activity that you enjoy doing. The activity has to be continuous in
nature and must get your heart rate up to the cardiorespiratory training zone and keep it there for as long as
you exercise. Indicate your preferred mode(s) of exercise.
1. 2. 3.
Grading Matrix: Total points: 9 pts. Correct Mode of Exercise: 1 pt.
Correct Maximal Heart Rate: 1 pt. Correct Exercise Intensities: 3 pts.
Correct Resting Heart Rate: 1 pt. Correct Cardio and Training Zone: 3 pts