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Weight Training

Course NumberLWA 108
Lab Hours30
Lecture Hours0
Course DescriptionIntroduces a systematic program of body conditioning and development through the use of weight exercises to improve individual wellness. Credit may earned in only one of the following: LWA 108, LW 107, LW 108, or LW 109. (0-30)

Outcomes and Objectives

Demonstrate the concepts and components of exercise and wellness principles.
  1. List and describe the five components of physical fitness and fitness activities that will improve each component.
  2. List and describe various weight training exercises and identify the muscle groups that are being used during that exercise.
  3. Identify and describe muscular anatomy of the human body and the function of the muscle group.
  4. Describe the purpose of a warm-up and cool-down and their importance to a weight training and/or fitness program.
  5. Define and describe muscular strength and muscular endurance. Differentiate between training principles for each.
  6. Define and describe the following weight training principles: overload, super set, drop set, pyramid, split training.
  7. Define and differentiate between isotonic, isometric, and isokinetic muscle contraction.
  8. Define and describe weight training terminology.
  9. Recognize various myths associated with weight training.
  10. Describe the food guide pyramid, list the energy sources and their caloric values.
  11. Recognize how muscle use and disuse influence atrophy and hypertrophy.

Demonstrate the concepts and components of Weight Training.
  1. Demonstrate how to take, monitor, and calculate personal heart rates.
  2. Maintain daily class records showing the developing weight training program.
  3. Demonstrate various weight training exercises using safe and effective techniques.

Demonstrate the concepts and components of exercise and wellness principles.
  1. Demonstrate how to determine, monitor, and calculate exercise heart rates and training zones.

Know the following concepts and components of exercise and wellness principles.
  1. Describe and explain the five health-related components of fitness and give examples of activities that, when performed, meet the criteria for improving each component.
  2. Describe and explain the concept of warm-up and cool-down as they relate to physical activity.
  3. Identify the following large muscle groups and give examples of strengthening and stretching exercises for each: quadriceps, hamstrings, biceps, triceps, rectus abdominus, latissimus dorsi, gastrocnemius, gluteus maximus, pectorals, deltoids.
  4. Describe and explain the relationship of cardiac output and stroke volume to cardio respiratory endurance activities.
  5. List the six essential nutrients, the caloric value and food sources of each, and the relationship of each nutrient to the Food Guide Pyramid.

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