Aug 13, 2022  

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LWA 204 - Outdoor Cycling

Credits: 1

Introduces outdoor cycling as a means to improve or maintain current levels of physical fitness through paced cycling. Provides a complete program employing aerobic endurance activities involving overload training techniques, skilled pacing, weights, calisthenics, and nutritional information. Involves individual assessment of the five components of physical fitness (cardiorespiratory fitness, muscular strength, endurance, flexibility, body composition) within the course.

Prerequisite(s): None
Corequisite(s): None
Lecture Hours: 0 Lab Hours: 30
Meets MTA Requirement: None
Pass/NoCredit: Yes

Outcomes and Objectives
  1. Describe or explain the concepts of physical fitness using Cycling (Fitness riding) as the activity mode.

          A.      Discuss or explain the relationship between stroke volume and heart rate on improved cardiac - output after participation in a progressive cycling program.

          B.      Differentiate between a leisure cycling program vs. fitness cycling and list the benefits of participation in both types of programs.

          C.      Describe and explain the five health-related components of fitness and give example of a Cycling regime that when performed, meet the criteria of improving each component.

          D.      Describe the important purpose of warm-up and cool-down and its' relationship to flexibility in a cycling for fitness or health program.

          E.       Identify the location of the following large muscle groups and give examples of strengthening exercises for each. – Quadriceps, Hamstring, Bicep, Triceps, Rectus Abdominus,

                   Latissimus Dorsi, Gastrocnemius, Gluteus Maximus, Pectoral, Deltoid to improve Cycling fitness.

          F.       Classify the types of muscle contractions: isometric, isotonic, isokinetic, concentric, and eccentric that will improve cycling performance for health or fitness.

          G.      Identify the factors in training that differentiate muscular strength from muscular endurance when developing a cycling program.

          H.      List the six essential nutrients, the caloric value and food source of each, and the relationship of each nutrient to

    2.  Demonstrate aspects associated with a Cycling Program.     

         A.        Demonstrate how to take, monitor, and calculate a resting heart rate, maximum heart rates, and exercise training zones using Karvonen’s heart-rate reserve method.

          B.      Demonstrate various fitness exercises using safe and appropriate technique.

          C.      Implement and complete a personal training program that can improve all the components of fitness for life.

          D.      Maintain records of a Cycling / Training log notebook.


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