The curriculum is essentially composed by 2 macro areas: one dedicated to the Strength area and the other one to the Endurance area
References to muscle physiology Dependent variables for maximal strength Independent variables for training Explosive strength: Power and RFD Strength assessment Supercompensation (acute/chronic), functional and nonfunctional overtraining Overtraining quantification Strength supercompensation Eccentric vs concentric adaptations How to train maximal strength How to train explosive strength How to train hypertrophy How to train fitness Background: what to ask Examples of basic programming + level advancement Main training methodologies Understanding of a sport-specific performance model Strength periodization and sport Strength for individual sports Strength for endurance sports Strength for team sports Strength for injury prevention
Endurance To set up the basic knowledge for the development of the endurance Physiological demands of endurance performance · Ventilatory function · Circulatory function · Metabolic function · Neuromuscular function · Thermoregolatory function Determinant factors of endurance performance · Maximal oxygen uptake · Fractional utilization of the maximal oxygen uptake · Economy Cardiovascular adaptations to endurance performance · lungs · heart · vascular system Metabolic adaptations to endurance performance · lipidic vs glucidic contribution Musculoskeletal adaptations to endurance performance · Central nervous system · Muscle Endurance training in the heat Quantification of endurance training Quantification of the exercise intensity and internal load during endurance training · Questionnaires and diaries · Maximal oxygen uptake · Blood lactate · Direct observations · Heart rate · Rate of perceived exertion Endurance training periodization Endurance training methods · Manipulation of intensity, duration, recovery Detraining e Overtraining Aerobic exercise and wellness · Energy expenditure · Physical activity · OMS and ACSM positional stands · Effects of aerobic training on the quality of life and life expectancy · Pros and cons of different machines for aerobic training
Prerequisites for admission
No previous knowledge required.
Lectures will be held online on the Microsoft Teams platform, as by current Italian Government's regulations.
The reference material mentioned during the lectures will be uploaded on the Ariel platform.
Assessment methods and Criteria
Written + oral exam. The written part consists of multiple choice + open questions. To move to the oral part, a minimum of 18/30 is required.