Eastern Kentucky University

Poster Title

Strength and Conditioning Training Program

Institution

Eastern Kentucky University

Abstract

The primary purpose of this creative endeavor was to educate coaches, physical education students, fitness enthusiasts, and athletes about proper weight training techniques. Visual illustrations (modeled by the student) are included to assist in learning important details about each exercise. Specifically, the following exercise-related information was presented: (1) major “target muscles” that should be emphasized in designing a comprehensive strength training program; (2) joint motions that take place during each weight training movement; (3) specific tips that are pertinent to each unique exercise; and (4) proper body mechanics. These techniques are shown visually by demonstrating correct posture, beginning position, and ending position for each exercise. The popularity of strength training is growing in the United States. Sport-related benefits include enhanced power, strength, endurance, speed, and overall improved performance. Health-related benefits of strength training include enhanced bone mineralization, improved body composition, balance, and reduced risk of falls especially in older adults. It is anticipated that participation rates in strength training will continue to climb in the future.

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Strength and Conditioning Training Program

The primary purpose of this creative endeavor was to educate coaches, physical education students, fitness enthusiasts, and athletes about proper weight training techniques. Visual illustrations (modeled by the student) are included to assist in learning important details about each exercise. Specifically, the following exercise-related information was presented: (1) major “target muscles” that should be emphasized in designing a comprehensive strength training program; (2) joint motions that take place during each weight training movement; (3) specific tips that are pertinent to each unique exercise; and (4) proper body mechanics. These techniques are shown visually by demonstrating correct posture, beginning position, and ending position for each exercise. The popularity of strength training is growing in the United States. Sport-related benefits include enhanced power, strength, endurance, speed, and overall improved performance. Health-related benefits of strength training include enhanced bone mineralization, improved body composition, balance, and reduced risk of falls especially in older adults. It is anticipated that participation rates in strength training will continue to climb in the future.