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Athletic Conditioning

LWA 106

Athletic Conditioning

LWA 106

Course Description

Designed to improve current level of fitness. Uses weight, circuit, plyometric, and endurance exercises to improve power, balance, and agility. Incorporates the five health-related components of fitness: cardiorespiratory endurance, muscle strength and endurance, flexibility, and body composition. Credit may be earned in LW 106 or LWA 106 but not in both. (15-15)

Outcomes and Objectives

Describe and explain the concepts and components of athletic conditioning.

Objectives:

  • Define athletic conditioning and list benefits that result from participating in a conditioning program.
  • Describe and explain the five health-related components of fitness and give examples of activities that, when performed, meet the criteria for improving each component.
  • Identify large muscle groups and give examples of strengthening and stretching exercises for each.
  • Explain the concept of a proper warm-up and cool-down and how they relate to athletic conditioning.
  • Differentiate between aerobic and anaerobic energy systems.
  • Recognize various myths associated with fitness products and athletic conditioning.
  • List the factors that determine muscle strength and endurance.
  • List the six essential nutrients, the caloric value of food sources, and the healthy percentages of the macronutrients in an athlete's diet.
  • Describe differences between an athlete's diet and a sedentary person's diet.

Practice and demonstrate the concepts and components of athletic conditioning.

Objectives:

  • Demonstrate how to determine, monitor, and calculate exercise heart rates and training zones.
  • Demonstrate various sport conditioning and fitness exercises using safe and proper techniques.