Strength Training

This one-semester course focuses on the fitness components of muscular strength and endurance. Throughout this course students establish their fitness level, set goals, and design their own resistance training program. They study muscular anatomy and learn specific exercises to strengthen each muscle or muscle group. Students focus on proper posture and technique while training. They also gain an understanding of how to apply the FITT principles and other fundamental exercise principles, such as progression and overload, to strength training.  Unit 1: Getting Started; Fitness Assessment & Analysis, Getting Started, Training Plan.  Unit 2: Principles & Technique; Warm Up & Cool Down, Technique & Safety, Principles of Strength Training, Strength Training Equipment.  Unit 3: Strength Training Exercises; , Upper Body Strength, Lower Body Strength, Core Strength.  Unit 4: Total Wellness; Benefits of Strength Training, Injury Treatment & Prevention, Diet & Exercise, Cross-Training.  Unit 5: Post Assessment; Post Assessment. 



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