KNSFHP 1148.04 (1 credit)
Students learn about each muscle group and apply that knowledge to their in-person strength training practice, under the guidance of the instructor. The instructor teaches students how to exercise program for others and for themselves, providing the opportunity to collaborate with peers and to work individually. Students leave the course with the confidence to navigate a fitness facility and utilize a variety of exercise equipment, and the knowledge to create an effective, safe strength training program.
Equipment (students must purchase for class):
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.