I have been hired to teach an introduction to strength training class next semester for the Kinesiology faculty at my University. I have taught the class once before, but I was not entirely happy with the way it went.
The class will hav 20-24 students, mostly either Kinesiology or Education students. Some will be varsity athletes and some will never have picked up a weight before in their lives.
What I'm looking for is some opinions on what material to cover in the class and how do I keep it relevant and interesting to such a diverse group?
While the main focus of the class is 'hands on' exercise technique, I also want to cover basic anatomy and physiology. I am somewhat limited in that in the past we only had one session a week in the fitness centre and the rest were in the gymnasium.
So, if you could go back to when you were a beginner, what do you know now that you wish you knew then? For all you beginners, what information would you value the most? How do I dispell some commonly held myths about strength training without them thinking I'm full of shit?