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What was your favorite lesson? Why? How will you use it in the future?
Week 8: Wrap-up, Due Saturday 7/27, 1155 pm ESTView Full Description
Please answer the following questions about this course:
1. What was your favorite lesson? Why? How will you use it in the future?
2. What was your least favorite lesson? Why? Did you just not like the material? Or, did you simply feel you won’t use the material?
3. Was this course what you were expecting? Why or why not?
4. Do you have any questions that you would like to pose to your classmates? If so, please use this forum to do so.
These are questions from forum post that classmates answered, just need replies back from these students. I have not received Professors as of yet. I answered the above questions already just need you to reply back to students below based off of what they wrote.
Student 1-I am quite sad to see this class coming to an end for I have enjoyed learning many new things in this class. One thing I love about the fitness industry is that you can never stop learning something new. During our 8 weeks we have discussed multiple different topics that eventually lead us to our final project. Out of the lessons we discussed I would say the components of your strength training program was my favorite lesson. There were many useful topics in this lesson that I have never really thought about or only knew the basics of. How I will use this lesson in the future is by focusing on the periodization cycles when working with an athlete to make sure they become a well rounded athlete and are able to reach their goals in a timely manner.
I really do not have a least favorite lesson for everything I have learned in this class will be very useful. Since I do have to choose one I think I would choose the mental health benefits of strength training. I choose this lesson for the reason that I felt that it was no surprise on the mental health benefits that exercising can do to the body. I also believe that it will be hard to apply to an athlete specifically. However, it was great information to learn and understand on a deeper level.
This course was everything that I expected it to be. I learned a lot in the topics that were covered and had the ability to get ideas on different kinds of training or their thoughts on the topics that my classmates stated in their forum posts. There are many different styles of training now a days and it is interesting to me to see how people apply it.
I do not have any questions for my classmates but I wish everyone the best of luck on future endeavors!
My favorite lesson is on Week 5’s Training Order. Formulating a program design for an individual is a very complex task. We understand that there is no “one size fits all” method, but sometimes we tend to overlook some variables. Let’s be honest; most of us are guilty of throwing a little circuit of exercise on a client to give them “busywork.” Activities like these do add value but do not create real adaptations. However, intermediate to elite athletes may benefit from alternative modes of conditioning such as a blend of non-specific strength programs (i.e., games) to reduce injury due to repetitive motion overdose.
My least favorite lesson is Week 7’s squat variations simply because I believe that it’s a topic meant for undergrads. If the course’s topics are preparation for program concentration courses (i.e., Essentials of Human Performance), I did not see the relevance of using one specific exercise as the main topic. We could each choose a fundamental strength exercise that we can expand relative to daily use or sports biomechanics. But it is also refreshing to revisit the squat fundamentals, precisely the most common mistakes in identifying compensation patterns and dysfunctions.
I think one part that I missed from this class is the “Conditioning” part. Conditioning, in my opinion, is an all-time commitment for athletes and non-athletes as an injury prevention benefit. In this context, I thought it should be included before designing and during a training program. I did enjoy all the topics and discussions. What excites me in every class is reading through research articles to expand my learning and language skills. I tend to overthink every problem, and because my writing needs a lot of work, it is difficult for me to get my point across sometimes.
Currently, I do not have any questions for the class. It was my pleasure to meet such a diverse group of intelligent individuals.
Have a pleasant summer, everyone!