Fitness For Beginners
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Fitness For Beginners

The Beginners Guide to Learning How to Exercise
4.5 (129 ratings)
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7,164 students enrolled
Created by Jonathan Chant
Last updated 11/2015
English
Price: Free
Includes:
  • 1.5 hours on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Understand how long you should exercise for
  • Do the most basic and important exercises that all exercises are based off of
  • Understand the different types of exercise and why each one is important
  • Follow along and use several basic exercise programs to get you started
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Requirements
  • You will need athletic type clothes to do some of the follow alongs
  • An open mind to the possibilities exercise brings
Description

Learn the basic concepts and fundamentals of exercise. You will need to understand these if you want to build an exercise program that is effective and efficient for you.

Build a strong foundation and understand the proper movements to decrease your chances of getting hurt and get the results you're looking for while exercising.

  • Fitness Fundamentals
  • Learn the Different Types of Exercise
  • Learn How to Move Properly
  • Get Follow Along Programs to Get You Started

Stop Wasting Your Time

When most people start an exercise program they walk into a gym look around and just sort of copy some of the exercises other people are doing and through trial and error they figure out what works for them. They don't take a minute to consider what their goals are, if they are exercising the muscle groups that are important to them, if they are doing the exercises properly or if they've structured the exercise program in the most efficient way. In this course we address all of these issues so you can get the most out of your exercise program, you can see the results you're looking for and spend as little time exercising as possible.

Content and Overview

This course is for beginners and people that are consistently exercising but not seeing the results they expected for the amount of work they put in. You'll learn the basic concepts of strength training, cardiovascular training and mobility training. You will understand which type is best suited for you and how much of each type you should do. This course is predominantly video lecture base with a variety of external resources as well as downloadable worksheets that are meant to be thought provoking so you can decide what is really important in your life, why you should exercise and how to implement a successful fitness routine that works for you.

Who is the target audience?
  • If you have never followed an exercise program before or are a beginner this course is for you
  • If you have questions about why you should exercise this course is for you
  • If you want to better understand the different types of exercise and how much of each you should do this course is for you
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Curriculum For This Course
30 Lectures
01:27:55
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Introduction to Exercise
8 Lectures 17:13

In this lecture we will talk about what is exercise, why should you exercise and how much is enough so you understand what you're getting into when you start exercising or doing an exercise program.

Introduction
01:05

Disclaimer
00:49

Some of the most important points from Section 1

Introduction to Exercise Quiz
1 question

In this lecture we will teach you what exercise is and the different types of exercise that you can do, so you understand the basic concepts.

What is Exercise?
01:07

In this lecture we will talk about all the great health benefits of exercise and the other added benefits.

Why Should You Exercise?
01:57

In this lecture we discuss the different types of exercise and why you would de each type. It is important that you understand the benefits of each type so that when you build your own exercise program you understand what parts need to be incorporated.

What Are The Different Types of Exercise
01:25

Breathing is important and in this lecture we cover how you should be breathing when you exercise and what the downfalls are when you don't.

Proper Breathing Technique
03:17

In this lecture we discuss how to effectively do an exercise program and I show you how to do the attached program

Doing an Exercise Program
04:38

In this lecture we discuss how much exercise you need and we do an activity for you to figure out what you you want and how much you will have to exercise to achieve that goal.

How Much Exercise Do You Need?
02:55

What are the types of exercise?
1 question

How much exercise do you need for minimum health benefits?

How Much
1 question
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How Do You Make Your Body Change?
8 Lectures 38:27

In this lecture we cover what strength training is, how you actually do it and what the benefits to it are. At the end of this lecture you will understand the basic concepts of strength training and whether or not it's right for you.

What is Strength Training and How Can You Improve It
03:54

In this lecture we cover what cardiovascular training is, how you actually do it and what the benefits to it are. At the end of this lecture you will understand the basic concepts of cardiovascular training and whether or not it's right for you.

What is Cardiovascular Training and How Can You Improve It
03:39

In this lecture we cover what mobility and flexibility training is, how you actually do it and what the benefits to it are. At the end of this lecture you will understand the basic concepts of mobility and flexibility training and whether or not it's right for you.

What is Flexibility and Mobility Training and How Can You Improve It
04:26

In this lecture we discuss the benefits of static stretches, when you should do them and how to do them properly.

Improving Your Flexibility Through Static Stretches
01:31

In this lecture we discuss the benefits of dynamic stretches, when you should do them and how to do them properly.

Improving Your Mobility Through Dynamic Stretches
01:14

In this lecture we discuss the benefits of rolling out, when you should do it and how to do it properly.

Improving Your Mobility Through Rolling Out
05:43

This is a follow along static stretching program you can do, it is general and meant to introduce you to some common stretches.

Static Stretch Follow Along
09:05

This is a follow along dynamic stretching program you can do, it is general and meant to introduce you to some common dynamic stretches.

Dynamic Stretch Follow Along
08:55
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Motivational Factors and Exercise
2 Lectures 06:44

In this lecture we discuss motivational strategies you can use and how to go through the worksheet.

Motivational Strategies
03:18

In this lecture we discuss the importance of goal setting and how you can set effective goals.

Goal Setting
03:26

What is the first step you need to take to become motivated to exercise?

Motivation
1 question
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The 7 Exercises You Need to Know How to Do Properly
12 Lectures 25:31

In this lecture we teach you why proper movement is Important and that you understand how to do the most basic movements to avoid avoid injury and get the most out of your workouts.

Biomechanics and the Importance of Movement Patterns
02:37

Squat
02:13

Split Squat
01:36

Front Plank
01:23

Side Plank
02:03

Pull-ups are very hard to do these are some precursor exercises you can do if you're not ready to do a full pull-up yet.

Precursor to the Pull-up
03:20

Pull-Up
01:29

Push-up
01:42

Pike Push-up
02:01

Bonus Exercise - Hip Hinge
01:46

In this lecture we talk about how to structure your exercise program, so you understand how to exercise the most efficient way possible as well as decrease your chance of injuring your self.

How to Structure Your Exercise Program
04:38

Thank You and Give Us Your Feedback

Thank You, Questions, Where Can You Go From Here
00:43
About the Instructor
Jonathan Chant
4.6 Average rating
137 Reviews
7,217 Students
5 Courses
Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist

Jonathan is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist that predominantly works with people that are learning to exercise. He specializes in teaching progressive courses and focuses as much on the motivational and educational aspects of fitness as the exercises themselves. His passion is making sure you succeed at reaching your goals.