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Stability Ball Training

Course NumberLWA 156W
Credits1
Lab Hours15
Lecture Hours15
Course DescriptionIntroduces fitness training concepts utilizing a stability ball. Presents training methods fro improving muscle strength, endurance, and flexibility. Also presents, develops, and practices stability ball activities that provide cardiorespiratory benefits and improved body composition. Provides effective balance training through use of the stability ball as a tool. Pre- and post-fitness assessments will also be performed and results will be explained. Credit may be earned in LW 156W or LWA 156W but not in both. (15-15)


Outcomes and Objectives

Describe and explain the concepts and components of Fitness and Wellness.
Objectives:
  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 relationship of cardiac output and stroke volume to cardiorespiratory endurance activities.
  3. List the six essential nutrients, the caloric value and food sources of each, and the relationship of each nutrient to the Food Guide Pyramid.
  4. Recgonize various myths associated with health and fitness.
  5. Identify the following large muscle groups and give examples of strengthening and stretching exercises for each: Quadricep, Hamstring, Bicep, Tricep, Pectorals, Latisimus Dorsi, Rectus Abdominus, Gastrocnemius, Gluteus Maximus, and Deltoid.
  6. Recognize how muscle use and disuse influence atrophy and hypertrophy.
  7. Define and describe muscular strength and muscular endurance; differentiate between training principles for each.
  8. Describe and explain the concept of a warm-up and cool-down as they relate to physical activity.
  9. Define and describe stability ball training terminology.

Demonstrate the concepts and components of stability ball training.
Objectives:
  1. Demonstrate various stability ball training exercises using safe and effective techniques.
  2. Demonstrate how to determine, monitor, and calculate exercise heart rates and training zones.
  3. Select the appropriate size of a stability ball that will allow maximum versatility of exercises.




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