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More than 5,000 years ago, the ancient Chinese measured the preparedness of their soldiers by how much weight they could lift, and the ancient Greeks, perhaps more than any other culture at any time in history, celebrated the achievement of great strength and muscular development.

 

Much has certainly changed in the last five millennia.  Weight training has replaced "weight lifting" as the principal goal of many people who are interested in developing their bodies and increasing their success both on and off the playing field.  Lifting weights is a sport, but weight training is a lifestyle.  As we will learn in this course, the difference is not merely semantics.  Weight training is indeed a profession for some people, from physical therapists to professional coaches who advise people on how to use weights to repair and build muscle.

 

Strength training is an all-encompassing term used to describe all endeavors aimed at increasing one's strength and pushing the body's potential to further heights.  Weight training is a specific type of strength training that specifically uses weights to achieve its goals.  Proper weight training incorporates many cardiovascular benefits, but its chief goal is to build muscle in a healthy, educated, and safe manner. 

 

This course will provide a comprehensive view of muscular function – how muscles work, how they grow, the nutrition they need to propel growth, how their development can facilitate fat loss, and how to safely exercise using the proper form and technique.

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Lesson 1: Introduction to Weight Training and Its Health Benefits

Weight training is indeed a profession for many people, especially physical therapists who use weights to help people both repair and build muscle. 36 Total Points
  • Lesson 1 Video
  • Review 3 Articles: A Brief History of Strength; Benefits of Strength Training; Health and Fitness Benefits
  • Take Poll: Weight Training
  • Complete Assignment: An Introduction
  • Complete: Lesson 1 Assignment
  • Complete Exam: Lesson 1: Introduction to Weight Training and its Health Benefits

Lesson 2: Genetics and Weight Training

Understanding how genetics plays a part in muscle development will help you set realistic goals when you are establishing your expectations. 35 Total Points
  • Lesson 2 Video
  • Review 3 Articles: Body Type Information; Exercise and Fitness; Fast and Slow Twitch Muscles
  • Complete: Lesson 2 Assignment
  • Complete Exam: Lesson 2: Genetics and Weight Training

Lesson 3: Weight Training vs. Weight Lifting

Since the days of ancient Rome and Greece, and indeed even before such days, people have been fascinated with strength and building bigger, stronger bodies. 35 Total Points
  • Lesson 3 Video
  • Review 2 Articles: International Weightlifting Federation; Weight Training 101
  • Complete: Lesson 3 Assignment
  • Complete Exam: Lesson 3: Weight Training vs. Weight Lifting

Lesson 4: Achieving Weight Loss With Weight Training

When you learn what metabolism is, and how it works, it is easy to understand why exercising with weights is, in some instances, more effective for some people than purely aerobic exercising. 35 Total Points
  • Lesson 4 Video
  • Review 3 Articles: 10 Tips for Weight Loss; Fat Loss and Weight Training Myths; Why Weight Training Is Important for Weight Loss
  • Complete: Lesson 4 Assignment
  • Complete Exam: Lesson 4: Achieving Weight Loss with Weight Training

Lesson 5: Muscles: How They Grow, How They Work, and How to Keep Them Healthy

In this lesson, we will examine the major muscle groups and some specific individual muscles. We will also discuss how muscles grow and how we can keep them healthy. 35 Total Points
  • Lesson 5 Video
  • Review 3 Articles: How Do Muscles Grow?; How Muscles Work; Muscles of the Body
  • Complete: Lesson 5 Assignment
  • Complete Exam: Lesson 5: Muscles: How They Grow, How They Work, and How to Keep Them Healthy

Lesson 6: Weight Training Foundations and Principles

In this lesson, we will discuss the principles of weight training - the proper terminology, guidelines for exercising, how to warm up and cool down. 34 Total Points
  • Lesson 6 Video
  • Review 2 Articles: Proper Technique for Squats; The Importance of Proper Form
  • Complete: Lesson 6 Assignment
  • Complete Exam: Lesson 6: Weight Training Foundations and Principles

Lesson 7: Nutrition for Weight Training

For virtually all weight training enthusiasts, whether they pursue training as a hobby, or even a profession, nutrition is frequently a main topic of conversation. 35 Total Points
  • Lesson 7 Video
  • Review 2 Articles: Nutrition Tips for Strength Training; Weight Training
  • Complete: Lesson 7 Assignment
  • Complete Exam: Lesson 7: Nutrition for Weight Training

Lesson 8: Proper Order of Exercises

Of all the questions that are asked at the beginning of a weight training program, one of the most popular is, "What order should I use for my exercises?" 35 Total Points
  • Lesson 8 Video
  • Review Article: Chest, Shoulders, and Triceps
  • Complete: Lesson 8 Assignment
  • Complete: Lesson 8: Proper Order of Exercises

Lesson 9: Equipment and Home Gyms

Whether you choose to exercise at your local gym or at home, you need to be aware of the types of equipment that most weight trainers use. 35 Total Points
  • Lesson 9 Video
  • Review 3 Articles: Choosing a Gym; Choosing the Best Equipment for Your Goals; Setting Up a Home Gym
  • Complete: Lesson 9 Assignment
  • Complete Exam: Lesson 9: Equipment and Home Gyms

Lesson 10: Exercise Program: Chest, Shoulders, Triceps

This lesson will focus on specific exercises for the chest, shoulders, and triceps. 34 Total Points
  • Lesson 10 Video
  • Review 3 Articles: Chest Exercises; Shoulder Exercises; Triceps Exercises
  • Complete: Lesson 10 Assignment
  • Complete: Lesson 10: Exercise Program: Chest, Shoulders, Triceps

Lesson 11: Exercise Program: Back, Biceps, and Legs

This lesson will focus on specific exercises for the back, biceps, and legs. The order of the exercises presented here incorporates the principle of muscle interdependency. 35 Total Points
  • Lesson 11 Video
  • Review 3 Articles: Back Exercises; Biceps Exercises; Leg Exercises
  • Take Poll: Favorite Leg Exercise
  • Complete: Lesson 11 Assignment
  • Complete: Lesson 11: Exercise Program: Back, Biceps, and Legs

Lesson 12: Exercise Program: Abdominals

This lesson will focus on specific exercises for abdominals. The order of the exercises presented here incorporates the principle of muscle interdependency. 35 Total Points
  • Lesson 12 Video
  • Review 2 Articles: Best to Worst Exercises; The Plank
  • Complete: Lesson 12 Assignment
  • Complete: Lesson 12: Exercise Program: Abdominals

Lesson 13: Supplements

Like many facets of weight training, the topic of supplements is often very confusing to a beginner because there is an overwhelming amount of information available. 35 Total Points
  • Lesson 13 Video
  • Review 2 Articles: Sports Drinks: The Facts; Zinc
  • Complete: Lesson 13 Assignment
  • Complete Exam: Lesson 13: Supplements

Lesson 14: Sports-Specific Weight Training

There are many reasons that people start weight training programs. Your goal might be weight management, better overall health, or simply to increase your strength. 35 Total Points
  • Lesson 14 Video
  • Review 3 Articles: Plyometrics; Pre-Season Football Training; Weight Training for Sports
  • Complete: Lesson 14 Assignment
  • Complete Exam: Lesson 14: Sports-Specific Weight Training

Lesson 15: Goals, Expectations, and Safety

Anyone with many years of experience in project management will tell you that the very first, and most important, task of any project is to clearly set the goals for the project at hand. 78 Total Points
  • Lesson 15 Video
  • Review 3 Articles: Setting Realistic Goals; Training Safety Tips; Weight Training Safely
  • Take Poll: Weight Training Goal
  • Take Survey: Program Evaluation Follow-up Survey (End of Course)
  • Complete: Lesson 15 Assignment
  • Complete Exam: Lesson 15: Goals, Expectations, and Safety
  • Complete: The Final Exam
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Course Title: Weight Training 101
Course Number: 7550362
Languages: English - United States, Canada and other English speaking countries
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Course Type: How To
CEU Value: 1.4 IACET CEUs (Continuing Education Units)
CE Accreditation: Universal Class, Inc. has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET).
Grading Policy: Earn a final grade of 70% or higher to receive an online/downloadable CEU Certification documenting CEUs earned.
Assessment Method: Lesson assignments and review exams
Instructor: Eston Dunn, MS, LMT
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Learning Outcomes

By successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Define weight training and its health benefits.
  • Describe genetics and weight training.
  • Describe the most effective weight lifting excercises.
  • Describe achieving weight loss with weight training.
  • Describe muscles.
  • Describe nutrition for weight training.
  • Know proper order of exercises.
  • Know equipment and home gyms.
  • Create an exercise program that works for your body.
  • Describe the pros and cons of supplements.
  • Define sports-specific weight training.
  • Know goals, expectations, and safety, and
  • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.
 
 

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  • "The instructor was very helpful with any questions. The material was good." -- Linda C.
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  • "What I found most helpful was the order in which you should exercise your muscles." -- Chris K.
  • "Great class! I really learned a lot. The material was really helpful and the instructor was great! I learned a lot and am glad I signed up for the course." -- Erica T.
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