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ERIC Number: EJ900554
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 16
ISSN: ISSN-0892-4562
Developing Weight Training Programs with Microsoft Excel: Techtorial #2. Article #3 in a 6-Part Series
Mears, Derrick
Strategies: A Journal for Physical and Sport Educators, v22 n6 p29-34 Jul-Aug 2009
Developing personalized fitness programs to meet individual needs of students can be an overwhelming task for the physical educator. The National Standards for Physical Education (NASPE) indicate that students should achieve and maintain appropriate levels of physical fitness. To effectively meet standards with the growing diversity of curricular offerings in physical education, practitioners are required more and more to assist students in developing individualized programs versus a one-size-fits-all approach. In no area is this more prevalent than in weight training and conditioning courses. In recent studies, weight training was considered to be a preferred activity in physical education by nearly 44% of high school students and physical conditioning was one of the most emphasized curricular areas in high school physical education. With the increased availability of facilities and prevalence of courses in schools, the implementation of weight training curriculum necessitates that physical educators develop an effective way to manage this unique learning environment while serving the dual role of educator and personal trainer. The primary difference is that physical educators serve as personal trainers for thirty or more students simultaneously versus the one-on-one relationship of a personal trainer in the health club setting. Thus, the development of a management system to design personalized programs becomes a necessity to effectively customize interventions for each student. In the previous installment of this series, the use of Microsoft Excel as a software platform for creating individual standards-based reports was discussed. This second "techtorial" expands the capabilities of this program for developing personalized fitness programs--specifically in the area of weight training and conditioning. Discussion of basic concepts relating to periodization, exercise sequence, and loading is outlined as well as the application of principles in step-by-step progressions. (Contains 5 figures.) [For Part 2, see EJ900547.]
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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