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Weight Training

LWA 108

Weight Training

LWA 108

Course Description

Introduces a systematic program of body conditioning and development through the use of weight exercises to improve individual wellness. Credit may earned in only one of the following: LWA 108, LW 107, LW 108, or LW 109. (0-30)

Outcomes and Objectives

Demonstrate the concepts and components of exercise and wellness principles.

Objectives:

  • List and describe the five components of physical fitness and fitness activities that will improve each component.
  • List and describe various weight training exercises and identify the muscle groups that are being used during that exercise.
  • Identify and describe muscular anatomy of the human body and the function of the muscle group.
  • Describe the purpose of a warm-up and cool-down and their importance to a weight training and/or fitness program.
  • Define and describe muscular strength and muscular endurance. Differentiate between training principles for each.
  • Define and describe the following weight training principles: overload, super set, drop set, pyramid, split training.
  • Define and differentiate between isotonic, isometric, and isokinetic muscle contraction.
  • Define and describe weight training terminology.
  • Recognize various myths associated with weight training.
  • Describe the food guide pyramid, list the energy sources and their caloric values.
  • Recognize how muscle use and disuse influence atrophy and hypertrophy.

Demonstrate the concepts and components of Weight Training.

Objectives:

  • Demonstrate how to take, monitor, and calculate personal heart rates.
  • Maintain daily class records showing the developing weight training program.
  • Demonstrate various weight training exercises using safe and effective techniques.

Demonstrate the concepts and components of exercise and wellness principles.

Objectives:

  • Demonstrate how to determine, monitor, and calculate exercise heart rates and training zones.

Know the following concepts and components of exercise and wellness principles.

Objectives:

  • 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.
  • Describe and explain the concept of warm-up and cool-down as they relate to physical activity.
  • Identify the following large muscle groups and give examples of strengthening and stretching exercises for each: quadriceps, hamstrings, biceps, triceps, rectus abdominus, latissimus dorsi, gastrocnemius, gluteus maximus, pectorals, deltoids.
  • Describe and explain the relationship of cardiac output and stroke volume to cardio respiratory endurance activities.
  • List the six essential nutrients, the caloric value and food sources of each, and the relationship of each nutrient to the Food Guide Pyramid.