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Circuit Training

Course NumberLWA 111
Lab Hours30
Lecture Hours0
Course DescriptionMaintains and improves physical fitness levels. Uses weights, calisthenics, and endurance exercises in different combinations to provide complete workouts in a limited amount of time. Credit may be earned in LW 111 or LWA 111 but not in both. (0-30)

Outcomes and Objectives

Describe and explain the concepts and components of Circuit Training.
  1. Define Circuit Training and list benefits that result from participating in a Circuit Training program.
  2. List and describe the five components of physical fitness and explain how a Circuit Training program improves all five of them.
  3. List and describe muscular anatomy of the human body and identify exercises that can be done to isolate and strengthen each muscle group.
  4. Describe the purpose of a warm-up and cool-down and their importance to a fitness program.
  5. Define and differentiate between the aerobic and anaerobic energy systems and explain the ratio of both with regards to developing a Circuit Training program.
  6. Recognize various myths associated with fitness products and information.
  7. Classify the types of muscle contractions: isometric, isotonic, isokinetic, concentric, and eccentric.
  8. List the factors that determine muscular strength and muscular endurance.
  9. Describe the food guide pyramid; list the different energy sources and their caloric values.

Demonstrate the concepts and components of Circuit Training.
  1. Demonstrate how to take, monitor, and calculate personal heart rates.
  2. Demonstrate various fitness exercises using safe and proper technique.
  3. Develop and submit a personal circuit that can be done at home to improve all the components of fitness.
  4. Maintain records of Circuit Training log book.

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