Participants were invited to wear a Sense Wear Armband (SWA, BodyMedia, Pittsburgh, PA, USA) for the entirety of one CAPO Kids exercise bout in order to have parameters of metabolic intensity
Subsequently, it should be no surprise that heart rate is the most convenient and useful tool for monitoring one's metabolic intensity
during a workout.
The frequency and duration of aerobic activities are determined by the type of activity and are based on the concept of assessing energy expenditure using metabolic equivalents (METs) whereby activities are assigned metabolic intensity values (1 MET is equal to the energy expenditure of sitting quietly for 1 minute).
Do 30 minutes on 5 days/week if the preferred activity is of moderate metabolic intensity, or 20 minutes on 3 days/week if the chosen activity is considered vigorous, or a combination of moderate and vigorous activities.
* Recovery periods between sets can range from 2-3 minutes in the initial stages, and be gradually reduced to 1 minute as the athletes adjust and adapt to the metabolic intensity
of the workouts.
Therefore, one can postulate that eccentric exercise would induce similar benefits as concentric training only when performed at the same "metabolic intensity