|1. Description - |
|An indoor cycling program to enhance cardiovascular fitness and improve cycling techniques. Emphasis will be on improving endurance through non-impact activity.|
|Advisory: This course is included in the Cardio Fitness Family of activity courses.|
|2. Course Objectives - |
|The student will be able to: |
- Improve cardiovascular endurance through a non impact activity
- Demonstrate effective and safe riding technique to maximize endurance gains.
- Achieve target heart rate in classes ranging from beginners to elite athletes.
- Identify and describe the benefits and value of cardiovascular fitness.
- Demonstrate the biomechanics of proper pedaling
|3. Special Facilities and/or Equipment - |
|Heart rate monitor is encouraged. |
|4. Course Content (Body of knowledge) - |
- Terminology, equipment, and riding guidelines
- Safety procedures for indoor cycling
- Proper riding technique and use of equipment
- Pedaling cadence and proper workload.
- Basic skills
- Technical aspects of cycling
- Knowledge of varying training terrains in relation to target heart rates.
- Training goals and program
- Identify current fitness level based
- Develop fitness goals
- Emphasis on improving strength and endurance through class participation
|5. Repeatability - Moved to header area.|
|6. Methods of Evaluation - |
Improvement through individual participation
- Subjective evaluation
Objective evaluationWritten test on equipment safety and riding guidelines
|7. Representative Text(s) - |
|Hopson, Janet L., Donatelle, Rebecca J., Littrell, Tanya R. " Get Fit, Stay Well!". 2nd edition. Glenview, IL: Pearson Education, 2009. |
|8. Disciplines - |
|Physical Education |
|9. Method of Instruction - |
|During periods of instruction the student will be: |
- Performing physical demonstrations on the bike consistent with the class objectives.
- Observing instructor through direct instruction and also participating in class to increase endurance as well as knowledge of the bike.
|10. Lab Content - |
|Lab content may contain but not limited to: |
- heart rate and how it relates to different levels of fitness
- basic anatomy - demonstrating knowledge of muscles trained during specific exercise
- Identifying current fitness levels and constructing goals
|11. Honors Description - No longer used. Integrated into main description section.|
|12. Types and/or Examples of Required Reading, Writing and Outside of Class Assignments - |
|Optional reading and writing exercises based on recommended textbook from instructor. |
|13. Need/Justification - |
|This course meets the Foothill GE Requirements for Area VII, Lifelong Learning. |