KNSFHP 1148.04 (1 credit)
What you will learn:
- Proper and safe use of resistance training equipment
- Knowledge of major muscle groups
- Gym safety
- Proper lifting techniques
- Weight machine use
- Free weights use
What to expect:
- You will develop and implement your own personalized strength training program
- Pre and post testing of your strength will be conducted
- You will be actively working out in a gym for each class meeting
- Improved muscular strength and endurance
- Skills learned in this class can be used for ongoing health and fitness
- Bones stay denser
- Stronger core results in better posture
- Weight training lowers bad cholesterol and blood pressure
- Increased metabolism means you burn more calories when your body is resting
- With better muscle coordination overall body mechanics are
- 60% of people who weight train get an average of 7 hours or more of sleep per night.
- By 80 years-old, sedentary people will lose 50% of their muscle mass, weight training can stop, prevent and reverse muscle loss.
- Adding just 2 weight training sessions a week can reduce body fat by 7%.
- Strength training can provide up to a 15% increase in metabolic rate, which is enormously helpful for weight loss and long-term weight control.
- Skeletal muscle is the body’s largest tissue, accounting for approximately 45 percent of body weight in men and 36 percent in women.