weight training equipment by arthurwyndham



COURSE DESCRIPTION: This is a basic weight training course in which principles of weight training are discussed and applied to provide a
foundation of total body strength and muscle tone either as an end in itself or in preparation for specialization. Basic knowledge relevant to the
physiology of strength, muscle power, size and endurance are considered with respect to methods of achieving specific goals. Specialization is
permitted at this level after 8 weeks of the basic program.

PREREQUISITES: None This is a beginner level course intended for individuals who are unfamiliar with weight lifting, designing a
program and/or proper technique. It is not intended for those individuals who have a solid knowledge base in program development, proper
lifting technique or advanced lifting methods.

REQUIRED TEXT: Dynamics of Strength Training and Conditioning by Gary Moran and George McGlynn. 2001. Third Edition. McGraw-
Hill, ISBN: 0-697-29577-X. On reserve at Helen C. White Library, 1st Fl. West, Room 1191 (Call no. GV546-M56-2001)
RESOURCE TEXT: Getting Stronger by Pearl, B. 2001. Shelter Publications, Bolinas, CA. (also on reserve at Helen C. White Library, Call
no. GV546-P32-2001)

FITNESS: Major muscle groups will be exercised with the intent of developing good muscle tone as well as to preparing for specialized work.
There should be a noticeable increase in upper body strength but the program is not concentrated enough to provide a big increase in muscle

SKILL: Gaining proficiency in using the various weight training equipment in an effective and safe manner.

KNOWLEDGE: To apply the fundamental principles of progressive weight training (resistance) exercises into a complete basic program and
to understand terminology, some physiology, and kinesiology of muscle development and function.

EVALUATION: The grading will be weighted as follows:
Pre-test (4 tests at 2.5% each)               10%
Technique                                     20%
Improvement (4 tests at 5% each)              20%
Written Program                               20%
Est. 1RM sheet/program monitoring charts        5%

The weights lifted in the skill tests are determined by assessing student's estimated 1RM. A percent of this estimated 1RM is lifted for testing.
WRITTEN EXAM:                                           25%

Students are expected to attend all classes. After a fourth class-hour absence, the final grade will be lowered by one-half grade for each
additional absence. The attendance requirement starts with the first class; if a student enrolls in the course late, the missed classes are counted
as absences.

SPECIAL INFORMATION: Gym or sweat suit and gym shoes other than those worn on the street. Lockers and lock will be provided, and
towel exchange is provided with the purchase of a UW towel.

1. Always use collars on free weight equipment.
2. Always use a spotter when lifting with free weights.
3. Learn proper techniques and do not cheat (alter your form) to increase the amount of weight you can lift.
4. Replace equipment on the racks after you are done with it. (They do not defy gravity or have a magnetism to return by themselves).
5. Do not drop the weights or let them bang down on the weight machines.
6. Do not rest your back on a mirror and perform a lift. Weights get dangerously close to the glass.
7. Lift weights under control.
8. Don't hold your breath while lifting as this may cause a dangerously high blood pressure response.

SPECIAL ACCOMMODATIONS: The department wishes to fully include persons with disabilities in the PE Activity Program. Please let your instructor
know if you need any special accommodations in the curriculum, instruction, or assessments of this course to enable you to fully participate. The department
will maintain the confidentiality of the information you share with us.

PE Activity Program Policy:
If an individual is unable to complete the skills tests or perform basic activities of the class, the instructor may recommend the individual enter the 740-125
Adapted Fitness & Personal Training class or the student has the option to drop the class (perhaps for medical reasons). In addition, if a student is registered in
a class either above or below his/her skill level, as determined by the instructor, the instructor has the authority to direct the student to the appropriate level


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