Assignment #1: Read over the information below regarding the principles of strength training and the ACSM strength training guidelines. You will see this information on the exam. Additionally, since we have now completed 4 weeks of weight training it is time to modify your routine (based on progression and specificity). Follow the link below to familiarize yourself with new exercises. Then, choose a few new techniques to replace your other workouts. http://www.exrx.net/Lists/Directory.html Strength Training Principles: 1. Overload: To see gains in strength you must always stimulate the muscle more than it is accustomed to. 2. Progression : The active muscle must continue to work against a gradually increasing resistance in order to meet overload. 3. Specificity: Gains you receive are dependent on the muscle group used, and movement pattern performed. o Strength (maximal force): If you are interested in strength gains you want to train with higher weights and closer to your 1 RM. o
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