For Credit (Y/N)
|Meeting Days||Tuesday / Thursday|
|Meeting Times||Elective Period|
|Teachers||Mr. David Raminski, Mr. Henry Clark|
“Any young man who desires to obtain the most from life should spend a good portion of his time improving himself physically […] The stronger and more capable a man, the less likely he is to make a show of his strength by hurting or fighting others. But strength of mind and body does beget confidence, determination, perseverance, and many other admirable qualities. ”
Weight training is important for both athletes and non-athletes. It plays an integral role not only in physical health, but in developing mental toughness, discipline, confidence, patience, and perseverance.
Events & Topics
Programing: Students will be exposed to a variety of strength and conditioning programs while learning the basic methodology behind them. They will learn how to choose the right exercises and work-to-rest ratios, and how to develop and track their own programs based on a given physical end goal.
Technique: Students will be taught a variety of calisthenics, power lifts, and Olympic lifts, focusing on proper form and biomechanics.
Fuel & Recovery: Why sleep, nutrition, and stretching are essential to performance and longevity.
Mental Management: Basic principles and tools of sports psychology.
Skills & Benefits
After completing the course, students will not be experts in any one of these topics, but will possess the basic skills needed to formulate, execute, and track their own programming based on their own physical objectives.
Students should come to class dressed ready to train. Students will be assigned short articles, videos, or podcasts to introduce or reenforce topics discussed during class. Towards the end of the course, students will need to set aside time outside of class to design their own training programs (less than one hour per week).