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Effective: Summer 2013

Advisory: Advisory: This course is included in the Strength Development family of activity courses.
Grade Type: Letter Grade, the student may select Pass/No Pass
Not Repeatable.
FHGE: Lifelong Learning Transferable: CSU/UC
3 hours laboratory. (36 hours total per quarter)

Student Learning Outcomes -
  • Design and implement a strength training workout applying resistance principles to produce desired training effects
  • Demonstrate safe and appropriate use of resistance training machines and free weights
Description -
Provides training and instruction on the use of weights for lifetime fitness and health.

Course Objectives -
The student will
  1. participate in a structured and comprehensive program of weight training.
  2. Develop and apply personal fitness goals.
  3. Employ correct lifting technique in a variety of resistance exercises.
  4. Develop, understand, and appreciate the value of proper warm-up.
  5. Formulate a foundation of knowledge relating to the association between exercise, general nutrition, and body weight stabilization.
Special Facilities and/or Equipment -
Weight stacks
Squat racks

Course Content (Body of knowledge) -
  1. Training modalities
1. Body Weight training
2. Pulley Training
3. Machine Training
4. Free weights
  • Putting it all together
  • 1. What is the goal
    2. What training approach works best
  • Training Concepts
  • 1. Interacting with the operational environment
    2. Biomechanical characteristics
  • Participation in workout program
  • 1. The need for planning
    2. Periodization
    Methods of Evaluation -
    1. Strength development as measured by
      1. Military press
      2. Bench press
      3. Squats
    2. Secondary tests
      1. Biceps Curls
      2. Sit ups
      3. Bar dips
      4. Pull ups
    Representative Text(s) -
    Baechle, R. Thomas. and Earle W. Roger. Essentials of Strength Training and Conditioning: National Strength and Conditioning Association. Champaigin IL: Human Kinetics, 2008.

    Disciplines -
    Physical Education
    Method of Instruction -
    1. Laboratory
    2. Demonstration
    3. Cooperative learning exercises.
    Lab Content -
    The student will demonstrate:
    1. A Single-Joint Motion Exercise.
    2. Multiple -Joint Exercise
    3. Rotational Motion Exercise
    4. Progression of Exercises
    Types and/or Examples of Required Reading, Writing and Outside of Class Assignments -
    1. The student will read journals, handouts, applicable internet web sites for personal research related to improving their strength.