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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 work out applying advanced resistance principles to produce desired training effect.
  • Demonstrate safe and appropriate use of reistance training machines and free weights.
Description -
Advanced training and instruction in the use of weights for lifetime health and fitness.

Course Objectives -
The student will be able to:
  1. Participate in a structured and comprehensive program of advanced weight training.
  2. Develop and apply personal fitness goals.
  3. Employ correct lifting technique in a variety of advanced resistance
exercise techniques.
  • Understand the differences between a variety of advanced resistance
  • exercise techniques.

    Special Facilities and/or Equipment -
    Free Weight Equipment
    Squat Rack
    Pin Set Equipment

    Course Content (Body of knowledge) -
    1. Establish goals which students are encouraged to work towards.
    2. Develop knowledge and understanding of various advanced strength training
    1. Super Sets
    2. Periodizaton
    3. Negatives
    4. Isometric and Super Slow training
  • Develop strength through participation in various advanced strength training
  • techniques.
  • Develop individualized program goals which encourage specialized training.
  • Explain physiological, kinesiological and anatomical relationships of weight
  • training effects upon the body.

    Methods of Evaluation -
    A. Strength development as measure by:
    1. Bench Press
    2. Squats
    3. Military Press

    Representative Text(s) -
    Essentials of Strength Training and Conditioning 3rd Edition, Thomas R. Baechle and Roger W. Earle, Human Kinetics, 2008

    Disciplines -
    Physical Education
    Method of Instruction -
    Discussion, active participation
    Lab Content -
    Use of pin-set machines, free weights and functional fitness strengthening exercises using medicine balls, j-cords, bozo balls and other strengthening and balance apparatus
    Types and/or Examples of Required Reading, Writing and Outside of Class Assignments -
    Optional reading and writing assignments as recommended by instructor.