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Physical Education – Aerobic Conditioning and Weight Training I


Upon completion of Aerobic Conditioning and Weight Training 1, students will meet the following outcomes.

Motor Skills and Movement Patterns

  • Demonstrates an understanding of overload, progression, specificity, aerobic and anaerobic
  • Identifies differences in circuit, high intensity training, and multi-set weight training.
  • Compares and contrast pre/post test results on fitnessgram to determine goal attainment.
  • Analyzes fitnessgram data to identify areas that need improvement (healthy fitness zone).

Concepts and Strategies

  • Independently calculates target heart rate.
  • Identifies major muscles and bones in the human body.
  • Identifies prime movers of all weight-training exercises.
  • Applies principle of overload to increase intensity of weight training and aerobics activities (F.I.T. principle).

Physical Activity and Fitness

  • Independently demonstrates an understanding of cardiovascular risk factors.
  • Describes how the cardiovascular system works together (heart, lungs, blood, and blood vessels).
  • Demonstrates an understanding of characteristics of an aerobic workout (duration and intensity).
  • Records daily workouts (exercise, weight, sets, reps) in a logbook or journal.

Personal and Social Behavior

  • Models proper spotting and lifting techniques for all exercises.
  • Applies class specific weight room safety rules to each workout.
  • Applies personal modifications to safety rules to each workout.
  • Carry out’s all daily weight room procedures and safety rules.
  • Provides constructive feedback and positive encouragement while performing weight training and aerobic activities.

Recognizes Value of Physical Activity

  • Demonstrates an understanding of body composition and identify healthy fitness zone levels.
  • Identifies differences between healthy weight management strategies vs. unhealthy weight management strategies.
  • Shows an understanding of proper lifting form, spotting techniques, and weight room safety rules while performing weight training and aerobic activities.
  • Reflects on the personal benefits of regular participation in aerobics activities.
  • Summarizes the effect of increased levels of fitness on the student’s life.
  • In small groups, designs and leads an aerobic exercise routine to the class including individual modifications.