# CTE Resource Center - Verso - Sports Medicine II Task 1276117439

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

Explain safe techniques to enhance strength of major muscle groups.


Explanation should include

  • the relationship between strength and injury prevention
  • techniques to increase strength, power, and endurance, using a variety of equipment and reflecting age, sport/activity, gender, and other individual considerations.

Process/Skill Questions

  • Why are proper lifting and spotting techniques important in injury prevention?
  • What are the differences between isometric, isotonic, and isokinetic strengthening exercises? How could each be used in an injury prevention program?
  • What types of equipment are used to enhance strength?
  • How can strength be enhanced in situations with little or no traditional equipment?
  • How do age, sport/activity, gender, and other individual considerations factor in the development of a strength training program?
  • What is the SAID principle? How does it apply to strength training and injury prevention?
  • What is the difference between agonist and antagonist?
  • What is the difference between concentric and eccentric contractions?

Related Standards of Learning



The student will read, interpret, analyze, and evaluate a variety of nonfiction texts.
  1. Use critical thinking to generate and respond logically to literal, inferential, and evaluative questions about the text(s).
  2. Identify and synthesize resources to make decisions, complete tasks, and solve specific problems.
  3. Analyze multiple texts addressing the same topic to determine how authors reach similar or different conclusions.
  4. Recognize and analyze use of ambiguity, contradiction, paradox, irony, overstatement, and understatement in text.
  5. Analyze false premises claims, counterclaims, and other evidence in persuasive writing.

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NASM-Certified Personal Trainer

Chapter 13 Resistance Training Concepts

  • Describe the stages of the general adaptation syndrome.
  • Define and describe the principle of adaptation and specificity.
  • Define stability, muscular endurance, muscular hypertrophy, strength, and power.
  • List and define the various stages of strength and training systems.

Chapter 15 Introduction to Exercise Modalities

  • Define and describe the safe and effective use of selected exercise training methods, including various forms of resistance and proprioceptive modalities.
  • Describe how these exercise training modalities can safely and effectively be incorporated into a training program for a variety of clients.
  • Describe how these exercise training modalities can be systematically used within the Optimum Performance Training (OPT™) Model.

Chapter 14 Integrated Program Design and the Optimum Performance Training™ (OPT™) Model

  • Define and describe the acute training variables within the Optimum Performance Training (OPT™) model.
  • Describe the phases within the OPT model.
  • Design programs for each phase of training.

Chapter 9 Core Training Concepts

  • Understand the importance of the core musculature.
  • Differentiate between the stabilization system and the movement system.
  • Discuss the importance of core training.
  • Design a core training program for clients at any level of training.
  • Perform, describe, and instruct various core training exercises.