Objective: The aim of this study was to address the use of the target zone method in training to improve physical appearance, and demonstrate how this method affects the ultimate goal of someone who does physical activities. The methodology used to prepare this article was literature review. The evolution of this science has had an important role in the process of evaluation and results, and has helped point to new methods providing new directions to physical appearance. Working in the target zone helps individuals who are overweight or have a sedentary lifestyle to achieve theirgoal more quickly. The results presented in the researched articles showed that the control and monitoring of heart rate during exercise is very important and has a direct influence on the results, and when the goal is to reduce fat it is imperative to work our within the target zone. This study concluded that a basic understanding of HR measurement, calculations made for the use of HR, and the correct use of the measuring instruments is important for the training to be specific and within the individual’s target zone to reach their goal with the correct intensity. Thus, this procedure reduces the risks to the individuals's health.
Prof. Dr. Bilal BİLGİN