Course Map for

General Weight Lifting

Course # 7331

Wade Meier                     

Revised May 2008            



Skills/Learning Activities/Indicator




-Class procedures/Disclosures

-Locker assignments

- Class room Conduct. Safety procedures.

- Discuss proper nutrition and the use of supplements

-Review of equipment: free weights/machines

-Spotting procedures and techniques

-Warm up procedures

-Flexibility exercises

-Workout design: Choosing exercises, sets, reps.

-Anatomy: muscles involved in various lifts.

-Theories of training

-Testing for strength.

-Goal setting.


-Understand safe weight room procedures including equipment setup and spotting techniques.

- Understand the importance of good nutrition and the potential dangers of supplements

-Demonstrate proper use of all equipment.

-Demonstrate correct lifting technique for each lift.

-Understand the importance of proper warm-up and flexibility development.

-Have an understanding of workout design: exercise, sets, reps, and weight percentages.

-Become proficient in technique for each lift.

-Develop increased strength and muscle tone.

-Understand the importance of personal goals: short and long term.


-Workout logs.  Tracking progress.


-Daily observation of safety rule observance.

-Quiz on proper nutrition and supplement use.


-Warm-up and flexibility routines.

-Pre-workout testing: Strength level testing for core and auxiliary lifts.

Daily observation by instructor, with correction and teaching of proper spotting and lifting techniques.

-Retest for strength, power, speed, and agility improvement every 6-8 weeks, or at the conclusion of each training cycle.

 -Weekly review of workout records.

- Review of established goals.





Same as previous semester


Same as previous semester


Same as previous semester

This course is a semester course which introduces the student to weight training procedures and methods. It helps to prepare students for more advanced training and lifting programs. The content of the class is covered over a period of one semester, and then repeated the following semester. Due to the nature of the course, the content is primarily taught during the first few weeks. The remainder of the time is spent in developing the skills of the students, teaching, observing, re-teaching, and helping them to evaluate their progress through testing and evaluation of personal goals. Adjustments are made in course content according to the needs and development of the students.