This unit of study deals with the research-based knowledge and contemporary practice of advanced resistance training conditioning for healthy and athletic populations. Students gain practical experience in powerlifting, Olympic lifting, and associated accessory and supplemental exercises (e.g., plyometrics and other speed/power movements) under the broad umbrella of resistance training. The mechanics of weightlifting and applied coaching is covered extensively in practical classes. Students practice and implement testing procedures for assessment of muscular strength and power, and utilise modern methodology (EMG, force plate, LPTs) to analyse movement and quantify biomechanical variables and training loads. Advanced training periodisation is covered in depth and students will make use of these training load data in planning and developing resistance exercise programmes.

Unit details

Location:
Study level:
Undergraduate
Credit points:
12
Unit code:
AHE2129

Prerequisites

AHE1112 - Resistance Training

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. Appraise and report current applied and research-based literature relating to a given resistance training system;  
  2. Demonstrate advanced resistance training exercises, and critically evaluate, identify and solve problems in client conduct of these exercises;  
  3. Apply muscular strength and power testing methodologies and analyse and extrapolate findings in both applied and research settings;  
  4. Formulate resistance training programs for healthy and athletic populations on the contextualised basis of testing outcomes and literature.  

Assessment

Assessment type Description Grade
Test Practical test of knowledge and application of muscular strength and power assessment methodologies 15%
Examination Practical examination of powerlifting and/or olympic lifting demonstration and coaching 40%
Report Analysis of physical requirements required in a sport/athletic scenario, and subsequent resistance training program with supporting literature 30%
Test Theory test 15%

Required reading

Essentials of Strength Training and Conditioning 4th Ed.
Haff & Triplett (2016)
Human Kinetics.

Starting Strength: Basic Barbell Training 3rd Ed.
Rippetoe (2012)
Aasgaard Company.

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