The work you completed
in Unit 3 means you should now understand the basic structure and function of the neuromuscular system, and how
it responds to exercise. It's time to move on to
discuss the neuromuscular system's training adaptations, and how to apply this knowledge to develop appropriate muscular
training programs to best achieve the different goals of your clients.
The readings in your text for this unit indicate there are many different ways of performing resistance training.
Having so many options may cause you some confusion about how to use this information to design safe individualized
training programs that will still help your clients achieve their goals. A client interested in improving health
needs a very different program from one needing to improve sports performance. And not only is it important to
set an individual up with the right program, but you should be continually modifying his or her program during
different phases of the sports season. A good starting point for making decisions regarding these concerns is to
look at how the neuromuscular system adapts to different types of resistance training.
Then, you'll need to consider the demands of different types of activities on the muscular
So, let's look at the metabolic and structural adaptations that take place in response to strength and other forms
of high-intensity training. Click Next to apply these concepts to Jane's situation.