CCOG for PE 181C Summer 2024

Course Number:
PE 181C
Course Title:
Advanced Weight Training
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Course Description

Reinforces the proper guidelines, principles and techniques of weight lifting, and the development of muscular strength, endurance and power at an advanced level. Introduces Olympic lifting techniques. Continues development of individual weight training programs and advanced evaluation techniques. Recommended: PE 181B Intermediate Weight Training or equivalent. Audit available.

Addendum to Course Description

Classes will be conducted in a large group situation for lectures, warm up, cool down, and core training. Students are responsible for creating individualized programs to meet their specific abilities and goals. Each student will progress at a rate commensurate with their abilities. Pre and post assessment will be conducted for flexibility, body composition, muscular strength, and muscular endurance.

Intended Outcomes for the course

Upon completion of the course students should be able to: 

  1. Improve physical conditioning specifically related to muscular strength and endurance through weight training at an advanced level.
  2. Design a muscular strength and endurance plan.
  3. Apply advanced weight training principles and techniques to exercise routines.
  4. Evaluate one's fitness levels relating to muscular strength, endurance, and power.
  5. Demonstrate proper Olympic weight lifting techniques

Outcome Assessment Strategies

  1. Demonstrations
  2. Records and portfolios
  3. Written Exams
  4. Personal programs
  5. Pre and Post testing

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)


  1. Warm-up, stretching, cool down
  2. Adaptations to weight training
  3. Proper use and care of equipment
  4. Major and minor muscle groups and their functions
  5. Program design
  6. Safe and effective warm up and cool down techniques
  7. Continued commitment to strength training
  8. Assessment techniques
  9. Machine and free weight training
  10. Nutrition


  1. Practice safe and effective warm-up and cool down activities
  2. Demonstrate safe and effective use of the equipment
  3. Identify skeletal muscles and their functions
  4. Design individualized programs that match goals and abilities
  5. Identify adaptations to resistance training
  6. Demonstrate knowledge of nutrition as applied to resistance training