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Bicycling For Fitness

Course NumberLWA 204
Credits1
Lab Hours30
Lecture Hours0
Course DescriptionIntroduces the fundamentals of cycling as a means to obtain or improve current levels of health or conditioning. Emphasizes cardiorespiratory health, muscular strength/endurance, flexibility, and body composition. Includes selection and maintenance of equipment, pedaling, and correct techniques of gear shifting. Student must furnish any type of bike (road, hybrid, or mountain). (0-30)


Outcomes and Objectives

Describe and explain the concepts and components of bicycling.
Objectives:
  1. Identify the major components and parts of a bicycle.
  2. Describe and explain the proper rules of the road for bicycling,
  3. Describe and explain the proper care for a bicycle.
  4. Describe the proper setup of a bicycle to "fit" the rider.
  5. Know and explain the differences in the bicycles.

Demonstrate the concepts and components of bicycling.
Objectives:
  1. Prepare bicycle for proper setup and safety inspection.
  2. Have and use safety equipment while riding - helmet and gloves.
  3. Demonstrate proper riding techniques.
  4. Demonstrate an increase of cardiopulmonary fitness through:
    1. Use of heart rate counts
    2. Endurance increase in: a) length of ride; b) time needed to complete ride; c) speed of heart rate recovery.




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