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Kettlebell Training

Course NumberLWA 150
Lab Hours15
Lecture Hours15
Course DescriptionIntroduces Kettlebell training concepts. Presents, develops, and practices Kettlebell training methods for muscular strength and endurance. Pre and post fitness assessment testing will be done and individual printouts will be made available. (15-15)

Outcomes and Objectives

Describe and explain the concepts and components of Kettlebell Training.
  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. Identify the following large muscle groups and give examples of strengthening and stretching exercises for each; Quadricep, Hamstring, Bicep, Tricep, Rectus Abdominus, Latissimus Dorsi, Gastrocnemius, Gluteus Maximus, Pectoral, Deltoid.
  3. Describe and explain the concept of warm-up and cool-down as they relate to physical activity.
  4. Define and describe muscular strength and muscular endurance; differentiate between training principles for each.
  5. Define and describe the following Kettlebell training exercises and terminology: swing, rack, horns, ball, ladders, snatch, front squat, clean and press, and Turkish get up.
  6. Identify various myths associated with Kettlebell training.
  7. List the six essential nutrients, the caloric value and food sources of each, and the relationship of each nutrient to the Food Guide Pyramid.
  8. Recognize how muscle use and disuse influence atrophy and hypertrophy.

Demonstrate the concepts and components of Kettlebell Training.
  1. Demonstrate how to determine, monitor, and calculate exercise heart rates and training zones.
  2. Demonstrate the following Kettlebell training exercises using safe and effective techniques:
    1. The Swing
    2. The Front Squat
    3. The Clean and Press
    4. The Turkish Get Up
    5. The Snatch
    6. The Windmill

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