NVCC COLLEGE-WIDE COURSE CONTENT SUMMARY
PED 111 - WEIGHT TRAINING I (1 CR.)

COURSE DESCRIPTION

Focuses on muscular strength end endurance training through individualized workout programs. Teaches appropriate use of weight equipment and basic guidelines for resistance exercises. Lecture 1 hour. Laboratory 1 hour. Total 2 hours per week.

GENERAL COURSE PURPOSE

To give the student knowledge and experience in progressive weight resistance training, as to how it affects one's physical fitness.

COURSE OBJECTIVES

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    A. construct a weight training program based upon the principles of strength development: overload, progression, specificity
    B. exercise safely: warm-up, proper technique, cool-down
    C. develop a specific training program to improve muscular endurance and strength
    D. understand human physiology and muscular system
MAJOR TOPICS TO BE INCLUDED
    A. Anatomy and physiology (skeletal and muscular system)
    B. Proper conditioning factors (warm-ups, flexibility, cool-downs)
    C. Universal machines vs. Free weights vs. Nautilus machines
    D. Muscle function and types of contractions
    E. Types of strength training (body building, olympic, and power)
    F. Muscular strength-endurance continuum
    G. Methods of training (circuits, sets, odd/even)
    H. Negative lifting
    I. Nutrition
    J. Drugs and performance
    K. Breathing technique
Revised 10/93

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