Physical Education

Physical Education and Athletics Division  

Strength Development

Strength development courses are offered throughout the day and some evenings. The weight room has a full compliment of machines and free weights to met almost anyone's needs. You must be signed up in a strength development class in order to use the weight room and can only use the equipment  during your class time.

There are also some of the conditioning classes that will help you to improve muscle strength such as Core Conditioning and Body Sculpting. PE 04XX is designed for athletic team members.

KNES 19A - Strength Development

An introduction to the discipline of Physical Education through strength training. Includes rules, equipment, facilities, etiquette, safety and technique of strength development, and a brief historical examination of how strength training has changed due to the influence of individuals, their countries, and their styles of lifting techniques and strategies. The development of skill and technique and adaptations based on the physical ability, age and gender of the individual student will be encouraged. Students will review and apply basic exercise physiology, nutrition, flexibility and strength concepts to improve their physical condition.

An introduction to the discipline of Physical Education through strength training. Includes etiquette, safety and techniques of strength development, with a brief historical examination of how strength training has changed due to the influence of individuals, and their style of lifting. The development of skill and adaptations based on the physical ability, age and gender of the individual student will be encouraged. Students will review and apply basic exercise physiology, nutrition, flexibility and strength concepts to improve their physical condition.

An introduction to the discipline of Physical Education. It includes an historical examination of core strengthening. Body sculpt conditioning is an integrated approach that focuses on developing the muscles of the entire body. Through body sculpting the student will achieve ultimate fitness by focusing on a program of strength, balance, agility and flexibility. Concentration will be on muscles of the entire body. Resistance training, medicine balls, stability balls, and the body bar will be used in conjunction with proper breathing, posture and muscle awareness.

An introduction to the discipline of Physical Education through core conditioning which is an integrated fitness approach that focuses on developing the stabilization muscles of the center of the body. Included is an historical examination of core strengthening. Concentration will be on muscles of the torso, back, hips, inner and outer thighs, chest and abdominals. Mat work emphasizing breathing techniques, posture, and muscle awareness will be utilized.


Physical Education
Building: PE
Contact: Susan Ho
Phone: 408.864.8751
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Last Updated: 1/31/17