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*OG Wenger*
06-13-2011, 11:32 AM
I'm starting this course in September. How difficult is it? Reason i ask is because i have not done the level 1. One of my friends is a personal trainer and he says he didn't do his level 1 so it must be possible. I have been working out for years so i know a few things.

If anyone knows anything good i could read to prepare me i would greatly appreciate it.

D-MiZe
06-13-2011, 11:33 AM
Remember anything from PE when you were at school?

Like muscle atrophy etc.

*OG Wenger*
06-13-2011, 11:35 AM
Remember anything from PE when you were at school?

Like muscle atrophy etc.

No not really...

D-MiZe
06-13-2011, 11:41 AM
No not really...

Get some books or read up on it.

Like how muscles work, what they release, skeleton, types of PEDs, types of circuits, how foods work etc.

I remember stuff like mesomorph, body types etc.

*OG Wenger*
06-15-2011, 11:04 AM
I have been reading like crazy the last day or so and here are some notes i have come up with so far.

If someone could read over it and tell me if i have got something wrong or something i could add in more detail please do so.

Muscles are the "engine" that the body uses to propel itself, they turn energy into motion.

Skeletel muscle - The muscle we see and feel. Muscle builders work their skeletel muscle.
These muscles usually conract voluntarily, you think about contracting them and nervous
system tells the skeletel muscle to do so.

Smooth muscle - Found in digestive system, blood vessels, bladder, airways and uterus
(female). Has ability to stretch and maintain tension for long periods of time. Conracts
involuntary, nervous system controls smooth muscle.

Cardiac muscle - only found in your heart. Big feature is endurance and consistency.
Stretches in a limited way. Like smooth muscle it is involuntary, the nervous system
controls it.

Skeletel muscle details.

Also called striated muscle as when viewed under polarized light or stained with an
indicator, you can see alternating stripes of light and dark.

Has complex structure, essential to how it conracts.

Contraction is basic action of any muscle. When thinking about moving your arm or bicep,
your brain sends a signal down a nerve cell telling your bicep muscle to contract. Amount of
muscle force varies, can contract a little or alot depending on the signal that the nerve
sends. All any muscle can do is create contraction force.

Muscle is a bundle of many cells called fibers. Muscle fibers are like long cylinders,
compared to other cells in your body muscle fibers are quite big. About 1 to 40 microns
long and 10 to 100 in diameter. In comparison a strand of hair around 100 microns in
diameter and typical cell in body is around 10 microns in diameter.

Micron- A metric unit of length equal to one millionth of a meter.

A muscle contains many myofibrils, which are cylinders of muscle proteins. These proteins
allow a muscle to contract. Myofibrils contain two types of filaments that run along the
axis of the fiber, filaments arranged in hexagonal patterns. There are thick and thin
filaments. Each thick filament is surrounded by six thin filaments.

Myofbrils composed of long proteins such as actin, myosin and titin and other proteins that
hold them together.

Thick and thin filaments attached to another structure called the z-disk or z-line, which
runs perpendicular to the long axis of the fiber (the myofibril that runs from one z-line
to another is called a sarcomere). Running vertically down the z-line is a small tube called
the transverse or t-tubule, which is actually part of the cell membrane that extends deep
inside the fiber. Inside the fiber, stretching along the long axis between t-tubules is a
membrane system called the sarcoplasmic reiculum, which stores and releases the calcium
ions that trigger muscle contracion.

IronDanHamza
06-15-2011, 02:27 PM
I'm a Personal Trainer and I skipped Level 1 and went straight to Level 2 also and to be honest mate It's pretty difficult to fail.

Unless it's changed since I did it which was a long time ago, but that's doubtful.

*OG Wenger*
06-15-2011, 04:01 PM
I'm a Personal Trainer and I skipped Level 1 and went straight to Level 2 also and to be honest mate It's pretty difficult to fail.

Unless it's changed since I did it which was a long time ago, but that's doubtful.

Really? What was your previous knowledge like tough? How old was you?

IronDanHamza
06-15-2011, 06:51 PM
Really? What was your previous knowledge like tough? How old was you?

My knowledge was pretty basic when I started my level 2 to be honest.

I can't remember how old I was I think I was 16 when I did my level 2. (which was a long time ago :lol1: )

I wouldn't get into any bother, mate. From what I remember it was an easy course.