This unit introduces students to the principles and practices of resistance training. The unit deals with systems of resistance training and exercises for various body segments and individual muscles. An understanding of muscle actions is fostered throughout the unit. Resistance training for general fitness, strength, hypertrophy and muscular endurance will be covered with students developing skills and knowledge in the use of resistance training as a modality of exercise prescription for various groups. This unit heavily emphasises practical aspects of coaching human movement in the context of resistance exercise prescription. The unit also deals with common muscular strength and endurance tests.
On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
Selected readings from e-books will be made available via the unit VU Collaborate site.
This unit is studied as part of the following course(s):