November 14, 2013 by frostedtsaar
We at the Man Cave here generally cater to those men and women of Morgantown attending WVU, and who are interested in becoming a little more grand. Lucky for both you and me, attending WVU means that we have access to some rather elite class choices to flex our masculine sides. What with everyone scheduling for Spring semester right now, I figure you all might want some help deciding what classes you can choose.
Today we’ll be looking at two of the most manly classes at WVU. First:
Strength and Conditioning Methods
There’s not much that’s manlier than pushing and pulling large metal weights and getting buff the old-fashioned way.
“I don’t know that the girls would say that,” laughed Guyton Hornsby, associate professor of the Strength and Conditioning Methods course. He emphasizes that a large percent of his class is made up by girls — an unneeded caveat, as we at the Man Cave know that manliness is a quality that anyone can have.
Also I know a few girls who could definitely beat me up if I didn’t mention that. They’re scary.
Professor Hornsby says that students “learn both the physiology and application of applying strength training working with all different kinds of population and patients.”
In addition to strength training, the class teaches students the methods of teaching others strength and conditioning — from kids to elderly. Professor Hornsby says that his students are regularly surprised at his strength, considering he is over 60 years old. Damn, that’s manly.
“Many of them come in and see what we’re asking them to do, and they’re really afraid,” he explained. “By the end of the semester, they’re pretty much all weightlifters, and most of them really enjoy it. They definitely are a lot stronger when they walk out.”
This course does have some prerequisites (two semesters exercise physiology course), so unfortunately it’s not something one can just sign up for. However, if this seems like something you want to pursue, look on over at the Strength and Conditioning Minor page for ideas of classes to take. It’s never too late to start working on that toned body of your dreams.
Tae Kwon Do
From Korea comes the now-popular martial arts style Tae Kwon Do, or Taekwondo. In the 1940s, a bunch of badass Korean masters developed it as partial combination of taekkyeon, Okinawan karate and other styles, and it’s been an Olympic event since 2000.
And you can learn it at WVU, with absolutely no prerequisites. A variety of Taw Kwon Do courses are taught here, all by Professor Tony M. Artice, and can all be found on the course catalog.
Now, these may not have prerequisites, but that doesn’t mean they’re a walk in the park, either. I’ve heard of people going into it for the easy A, only to come out crying. Those that stick with it, though, find it to be a rewarding, and even fun, experience.
That’s all for this time. What manly classes have you taken or would like to see offered at WVU?