Athletic ConditioningLWA 106
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.
- 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.
- 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.