with Dean Hodgkin
Online Class

Physiology & Fitness

by The Great Courses
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Overview

Take a fascinating, eye-opening tour of your body’s anatomy and physiology. Join award-winning fitness expert Dean Hodgkin as he navigates the world of fitness through science-based approaches and results-driven practices — plus 12 30-minute home-workout routines — showing you what happens inside your body when you work out, and how to use that knowledge to feel your best. Enjoy the rich vitality and supreme health that prime fitness offers —whatever your age or current fitness level!

Details

  • beginner
  • 36 episodes
  • 18h50m

Included in this Class

1. Components of Fitness
36m

1. Components of Fitness

Meet fitness expert Dean Hodgkin and start class by considering the life-enhancing value of fitness and its physical and mental health benefits. You'll investigate cardiovascular health, muscular endurance and strength, flexibility and body composition.

2. How Fit Are You?
28m

2. How Fit Are You?

Measuring the core elements of your own fitness is an important step in designing and managing an exercise program. Here, learn about the principal methods of fitness testing and how to set benchmarks to monitor your progress.

3. Overcome the Barriers to Exercise
32m

3. Overcome the Barriers to Exercise

In this lesson, examine the logistical and psychological challenges in designing a fitness program and how to overcome them. From there, learn some of the many ways you can integrate exercise into your daily routine.

1. Components of Fitness

1. Components of Fitness

2. How Fit Are You?

2. How Fit Are You?

3. Overcome the Barriers to Exercise

3. Overcome the Barriers to Exercise

4. Your Heart in Action

4. Your Heart in Action

5. The Fitness of Breathing

5. The Fitness of Breathing

6. You Can Reduce Stress

6. You Can Reduce Stress

7. Fitness & Pregnancy

7. Fitness & Pregnancy

8. Refuel, Recover & Re-Energize

8. Refuel, Recover & Re-Energize

9. Thinking: The Brain-Body Connection

9. Thinking: The Brain-Body Connection

10. Healthy Joints for Life

10. Healthy Joints for Life

11. Protecting Yourself From Injury

11. Protecting Yourself From Injury

12. The Amazing Benefits of Balance

12. The Amazing Benefits of Balance

13. Fueling Fitness

13. Fueling Fitness

14. Why Everyone Should Exercise in Water

14. Why Everyone Should Exercise in Water

15. The Secret Life of Muscles

15. The Secret Life of Muscles

16. Strong to the Bone

16. Strong to the Bone

17. Getting Your Back on Track

17. Getting Your Back on Track

18. 21st-Century Yoga

18. 21st-Century Yoga

19. Walk Your Way to Fitness

19. Walk Your Way to Fitness

20. The Amazing Benefits of Stretching

20. The Amazing Benefits of Stretching

21. Stay Active: Defy the Aging Process

21. Stay Active: Defy the Aging Process

22. Sitting Disease

22. Sitting Disease

23. Exercise for Weight Loss

23. Exercise for Weight Loss

24. Mobilizers & Stabilizers: Managing Your Abs

24. Mobilizers & Stabilizers: Managing Your Abs

25. Body Weight Workout

25. Body Weight Workout

26. Medicine Ball Workout

26. Medicine Ball Workout

27. Step & Interval Workout

27. Step & Interval Workout

28. Dumbbell Workout

28. Dumbbell Workout

29. Combat Workout

29. Combat Workout

30. Fitness Ball Workout

30. Fitness Ball Workout

31. Balance Board Workout

31. Balance Board Workout

32. Kettlebell Workout

32. Kettlebell Workout

33. Plyometrics Workout

33. Plyometrics Workout

34. Resistance Band Workout

34. Resistance Band Workout

35. Training Bar Workout

35. Training Bar Workout

36. Stretching Routine

36. Stretching Routine

Recommended with this class

    • Optional workout gear such as dumbells, kettlebells, fitness balls and more