Programming: Principles

About this Course

Principles of Program Design is an introductory course covering fundamental programming topics such as the Strength Continuum, Muscle Endurance Tree, Dose Response, Energy System Training, Concurrent Training, and Mixed Modal Training. This course aims to simplify these concepts by focusing on the coach-client relationship, the rationale behind each programing element, and their proper application; all to provide a better understanding of program design principles. This video course will provide a solid foundation for new coaches and is a recommended prerequisite to the OPEX Coaching Certificate Program (CCP).

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An Introduction

Health Continuum

Functional Fitness

Maximal Physical Potential

Adaptation in Physical Fitness

Assess Don't Guess

The Strength Continuum

The Muscle Endurance Tree

Dose Response

The Three P’s

Energy Systems Training

Anaerobic Development

Aerobic Development

Gain: Alactic

Pain: Lactic

Sustain: Aerobic

Concurrent Training

Mixed Modal Training

Mixed Modal Anaerobic

Mixed Modal Aerobic

Conclusion and Next Steps