The class will cover muscle origin, insertion, action and will then go over these actions during practical application in the gym.
Biceps Femoris (Long Head)
Origin – Ischial Tuberosity of Pelvis
Insertion – Head of the Fibula (lateral)
Action – Extension of Hip, Flexion of knee, Posterior tilt of Pelvis
Along with understanding muscle origin, insertion and action, students will learn exercises that apply to each muscle group. This is where knowledge and application comes into play. Students will also learn exercise modifications. Exercise modifications are important for clients with limited range of motion and/or injury’s that inhibit a healthy range of motion. Exercise modifications are also important when working with clients who are dealing with a medical condition that require special care.
This anatomy course offers an extensive look at the landmarks and responsibilities of the anatomical system. The course focuses on the primary and secondary muscles in joint mobility and stability, along with the skeletal system’s role in stature, leverage, and movement. The identification of landmarks is an integral part of the curriculum, however, the course’s objectives are geared to integrate the system’s impacts on the physiological systems, posture and movement, metabolism, psychology, performance, rehabilitation and reconditioning, biomechanics, and exercise.
As personal trainers, when working with a client, it is important to see the big picture. To often trainers focus on muscle performance without taking into consideration the person as a whole; the human body is a conglomeration of many biological systems working together.
Human physiology is the science of the mechanical, physical, and biochemical function of humans. It is the science in how the body functions and creates a framework for understanding how the human body adapts to stresses, physical activity, injury and disease. The course creates a scientific foundation that helps support health and wellness, program design, rehabilitation and reconditioning, goal setting and performance.
The topics include: muscle and connective tissue, neurological, cardiac and respiratory physiology, bioenergetics, nutrition, endocrine and biomechanical systems, performance-enhancing drugs and supplements, anaerobic versus aerobic conditioning, program design, conditioning and performance. The performance facets include: strength, endurance, cardiovascular health, disease prevention, speed, agility, power, fall prevention, weight management, flexibility, alignment, mobility, stability, and energy balance.