Physical Education - Fitness Training Principles and Methods - Revised
Learn about sports science, effective methods and the principles of training programs in this free online course.
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This free online course on Physical Education begins by helping you to identify basic muscle physiology and its interior components. You will study the motor unit, the regulation of muscular force, and the firing pattern of muscles in the body. Then, you will learn about the major groups of muscles, their microscopic structure, the different fibre types and their distinctive features as well as the various types of muscle contractions.
Furthermore, in this free online course you will learn how the human body converts food into energy. Next, you will study the energy systems as well as their characteristics and fitness components. Training is a cyclical process of tearing down and building up and even the most untrained body has a built-in reserve capacity to handle a substantial degree of stress. You will also be learning about exercise science, principles of training, overload, specificity, reversibility, and individual differences.
Finally, in this Methods and Principles of Fitness Training free online course, you will learn that when designing a fitness exercise program, it is important that the methods are relevant and focused on the important fitness component and that the exercises within the training method are specific to the sport. Enroll in this online course today and start learning about sports science and the importance of different training techniques!Start Course Now
Basic Physiology For Physical Education
Basic Physiology For Physical Education - Learning Outcomes
Basic Muscle Physiology
Information On The Heart
Converting Food To Energy
Basic Physiology For Physical Education - Lesson Summary
Training Methods - Learning Outcomes
The Principles Of Training
Maximal Oxygen Uptake
Chronic Training Responses
Fatigue And Recovery
Training Methods - Lesson Summary
Having completed this course you will be able to:
- Describe muscle architecture and muscle groups such as the motor unit, muscular force, muscle fibres, and joint actions
- Explain the benefits of involvement in fitness activities
- Relate heart rate to ATP-PC, and lactic acid to aerobic energy systems
- Explain about food conversion for energy
- Describe the four training principles: overload, specificity, reversibility and individual differences
- Illustrate the importance of maximum volume of oxygen consumed by the body, acute responses, fatigue, recovery and glycogen restoration
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