Aerobic exercise in phase IV rehab
is a program designed for a lifetime of commitment. Make it enjoyable by
choosing activities that you like. It is still important that you use your
target heart rate and
rating of perceived exertion (RPE) and modify your
intensity as you improve or face difficulties.
Strength training continues to be
an important part of your overall physical rehabilitation and conditioning.
Gradually progress as you feel comfortable. But more important: combine it with
your aerobic training. Be sure to monitor your progress toward your
Continue to follow the recommendations on correct
technique, breathing, and intensity to improve and/or keep your muscular
strength and endurance.