Anatomy & Physiology

Foundations for Pole and Aerial

The Spin City Anatomy and Physiology course aims to give you a good foundation of basic anatomy and physiology knowledge showing you how you can apply this to pole and aerial training.

Anatomy and Physiology is the study of the human body, encompassing but not limited to its structure, how it moves and what it can do. This course aims to give you a good foundation of basic anatomy and physiology and shows you how you can directly apply this to pole and aerial training. It covers a range of topics including the science behind warming up and cooling down, bones, joints, muscles and nerves. Upon completion of this course you should have a heightened awareness of how and why the body moves the way it does and feel confident to apply this knowledge to both your own pole and aerial training and your teaching and coaching sessions.

UNIT 1 – ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY: WHAT AND WHY?

  • What is anatomy and physiology?
  • Why is it important to know?

UNIT 2 – THE SCIENCE OF WARMING UP

  • The effects of the warm-up on the body
  • Different types of warm-up and what they do

UNIT 3 – THE SCIENCE OF COOLING DOWN

  • The effects of the cool-down on the body
  • How to cool down
  • Different types of stretch and what they do

UNIT 4 – BONES

  • What is a bone?
  • Types of bone
  • The major bones of the body
  • The structure of bones and how they grow
  • Ligaments and their role

UNIT 5 – JOINTS

  • What is a joint?
  • Types of joint
  • The major joints of the body
  • The major joints used in pole and hoop

UNIT 6 – MUSCLES

  • What is a muscle?
  • Types of muscle
  • The major muscles of the body
  • The major muscles used in pole and hoop
  • How muscles make us move

UNIT 7 – NERVES

  • What is a nerve?
  • Types of nerve
  • How nerves make us move

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