Muscular Strength Teacher Resources

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Muscular Strength and Muscular Endurance - Abdominal Circuit

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
Here are seven abdominal exercises that can be done in three and a half minutes. This is not a full-fledged instructional activity but seven well-described exercises to improve strength and endurance in the abdominal muscles. Each one is...
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Fitness Notes - Weight Training

For Students 7th - 10th
In this resource, the fitness notes cover the five principles of fitness, the principles of training/exercise, and cardio-respiratory fitness. The weight training notes cover the principles of weight training, proper techniques, and the...
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Weight Training - Individual Sports 1

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Take a look at this introductory lesson on weight training. It starts off with a bit of history about the sport. Then it shows some of the equipment used in weight training: dumbbells, exercise bands, weight bench, weight belts, and...
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Weight Training: Lifetime Fitness

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students research the relationship between physical activity and the prevention of illness, disease and premature death. Students understand that working out regularly will increase muscular strength, endurance and improve many areas of...
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Body Strength

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Your young learners will discover how muscular strength and endurance can increase with this truly hands-on activity! Beginning by writing an acrostic for the word strength, class members then engage in tracking their ability to squeeze...
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10 Rainy and Snow Day Activities for Indoor Recess and PE

For Teachers K - 6th
Don't let the rain and snow put a damper on your PE lessons. This collection of indoor activities is a perfect way to keep students active regardless of the weather outside.
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Macarena Push Ups

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students increase muscular strength and endurance by learning the dance steps and movements that correspond to the song "Macarena" and practice until they are able to do the dance correctly, thus improving their workout progress.
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Rainy Day Physical Activities for Toddlers and Preschoolers

For Teachers Pre-K - K Standards
Don't fret next time a rainy day schedule is announced! Implement any of six physical activities designed for indoor P.E. Pupils walk, crawl, hop, tiptoe, march, dance, or skip their way through lively and developmentally...
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Five Physical Fitness Components

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Five learning stations for five physical fitness components: cardiovascular exercise, body composition, muscle endurance, muscular strength, and flexibility. As pupils progress through each station, they will complete assigned tasks,...
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Train at School

For Teachers K - 12th Standards
Here is a fantastic compilation of adaptive physical education lesson plans that cover the major concepts of physical fitness, including: aerobic endurance, balance, coordination, flexibility, power, speed and agility, and strength.   
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"UNO" Fitness

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students increase cardiovascular fitness and muscular strength. "UNO" cards are used. Each card is matched up with an exercise.
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Fitness Components

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed
From cardiovascular endurance and muscular strength to body composition, discover the primary components of fitness, as well as what factors affect them and examples of how we see these fitness components in sports today. While based on...
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Assessing My Fitness Level (Being the Best I Can Be)

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students analyze the five components of physical fitness: cardiovascular endurance, muscular strength, muscular endurance, flexibility, and body composition. They monitor heart rates, calculate target heart ranges, and assess levels of...
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Health Related Fitness Portfolio

For Teachers 2nd - 6th
Students develop and implement a fitness station. Students base their exercise stations upon flexibility, muscular strength, and endurance. They complete a health related fitness portfolio. Students design and take a fitness survey.
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Camels and Crabs

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students use muscular strength and endurance to participate in physical activities. They walk across the gym in a crab like position while balancing an object on their back. Students perform variations of the activity.
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Rainy Day Blues Turned into Rainbow Smiles

For Teachers K - 8th
A series of physical fitness games, activities, and teamwork challenges prompt youngsters to get moving! Using Hula Hoops, bean bags, pool noodles, and other materials, elementary and middle schoolers work together and get some exercise...
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Muscular Strength and Muscular Endurance - Plyometric Workout - Medicine Ball

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Take a look at this lower body plyometric workout using a medicine ball. There are four rounds, each with three exercises. Since there are quite a few jumping exercises, be sure to take care of those knees. Work hard, but don't overdo...
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Personal Physical Fitness Plan

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Sticking to a physical fitness plan can be tricky. Support young athletes' personal fitness goals with a helpful and strategie lesson plan. They reflect on their daily habits through a pre-assessment and questionnaire, create short and...
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Who Wants To Be A Fitnessaire? Closer

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Young scholars enjoy a review game to measure their knowledge about physical activity and the various components of fitness.
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Rube Goldberg's Simple Normal Humdrum School Day

For Teachers K - 8th Standards
If you're going to build a machine, you might as well make it interesting and amusing. A set of eight lessons and activities introduces simple machines using Rube Goldberg machines. A culminating project challenges techies to create and...
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Survivor Challenge

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Students work in groups to complete challenges. For this cooperation, endurance and strength lesson, students complete challenges from their Survivor Challenge Task Card and when complete, do the closing challenge together.
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Fitness Goals

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students investigate the concept of setting and measuring a fitness goal. They conduct analysis of data to create a goal with target levels of performance. The goal must include the essential components of flexibility, muscular strength,...
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K-2: Fitness with a Jumpstick

For Teachers 1st
First graders gain knowledge and participate in activities enhancing muscular strength, endurance, and flexibility. In this fitness lesson plan, 1st graders complete various exercise activities to test out their physical skills.
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Fitness with a Jump Stick

For Teachers 1st
First graders engage in activities enhancing muscular strength endurance, and flexibility. In this fitness lesson, 1st graders participate in a game of Freeze Tag. Additionally, students participate in five segments of activities...
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It Takes Two

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders examine various exercises in order to distinguish between exercises designed to increase muscular strength and those designed to improve muscular endurance. Groups create a presentation for their "clients" to explain the...
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Benefits of Physical Activity

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Identify at least five benefits of physical activity and guide students to experience fun feeling healthy. Your class will participate in the Synchronized Chair Dance. Worksheet and Evaluation are included.
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P.E. Lesson: Parachute Fun

For Teachers 1st - 6th
Learners perform a variety of parachute activities in order to develop good listening skills and their muscular strength. In this physical activity lesson, students will complete several activities using a large parachute. Activities...
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Halloween Stations

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students rotate through 8 stations, each with a Halloween theme. The stations help develop the following skills: rolling a ball, throwing overhand and underhand, eye-hand coordination, and muscle strength.
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Musical Hoops

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students are introduced to the five health related concepts, muscular strength, muscular endurance, cardiovascular endurance, body composition and flexibility through a game of musical hoops which incorporates math operations.
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Team Sports 2 - Final Project: One Week Workout Plan

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Young athletes get fit and eat healthy with a comprehensive one-week fitness plan. Focusing on nutrition and physical activity, the project provides a tangible way to set goals and create balance.
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Haunted House Challenge Fitness Stations

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Young scholars rotate through ten physical fitness stations. They perform various stretching and strengthening activities for three minutes at a time.
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Scooter Drivers Test

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
Students increase muscular strength and endurance and are introduced to basic traffic safety rules.
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Body Composition Circuit

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Students work in groups to increase nutritional awareness.  In this health and fitness instructional activity, students travel to various stations and complete the task on a body composition card. 
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Run for your Health

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students, in groups, search the Internet for evidence to support the idea about a relationship between physical activities, health and well being. They create a flyer or newsletter for a campaign to recruit students to the runner's club...
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Elastic Band Exercise

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders build muscle strength by using elastic bands. In this elastic band exercise lesson, 7th graders do various stretches and movements using an elastic band. Students go to different stations to do different exercises....
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Olympic Challenge

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Have your class research a country related to the Olympics. They participate in physical education activities included in the Presidential Physical Fitness Test and write about their country. This is a very interactive plan.
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Individual Sports - Final Project

For Teachers 9th - 12th
 A very nicely organized worksheet for a final project on a one-week workout plan for an individual sport. There are four parts to this workout plan: goals, nutrition, safety, and physical activity/exercise. These categories will...
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Ship Ahoy!

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders develop a schedule of fitness activities to meet the needs of a diverse group of people with a wide range of ages, physical abilities, and fitness levels. An instructional manager be assigned to each station to lead the...
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Paper Plate Aerobics

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Students participate in physical activities with paper plates under their feet. In this paper plate aerobics lesson plan, students make original routines consisting of a series of moves and play tag,
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Fitness with a Jump Stick

For Teachers 1st - 5th
Students learn about cardiovascular fitness through a fun game. In this healthful living lesson plan, students actively increase their cardiovascular endurance through a game with the same concept as freeze tag. Students are also...
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Create-a-Game

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Students work in small groups to create a game. They begin by performing a fitness activity, and discussing the fact that a game must be invented in order for people to play it. Students practice playing their game, and make refinements...
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Scooter Boats

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
Students use arm muscle strength to perform a partner activity. In this strength building activity, students work with a partner to create a "boat" with mats and a scooter. Partners take turns being pulled or pulling the scooter boat.
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Cardiovascular Fitness

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders explore cardiovascular fitness. In this fitness lesson, 6th graders discuss the parts of the cardiovascular lesson and are shown videos of cardiovascular exercises. Additionally, students brainstorm various exercises and...
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Maintain Your Gain

For Teachers 10th
Tenth graders assess their wellness in five areas and develop a plan to improve their wellness. Studnets record and reassess their scores throughtout the activities.
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Coordination and Flexibility

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
Students practice controlling their motion and reflexes by participating in different motor skill activities.  In this physical education instructional activity, students utilize bean bags and hula hoops to help create flexibility and...
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Ghostbusters

For Teachers K - 4th
Learners are giving one scooter to participate in the tag game. As a class, they create their own obstacle course in which they try to avoid the taggers in the haunted setting. To end the lesson, they discover why physical activity is...
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Environmental Helpers

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students strengthen leg muscles while learning about the environment. In this environmental lesson, students use scooters to pick up poly spots from the floor. The poly spots are metaphors for trash.
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Training Table Race

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Students investigate the role of the carbohydrates food group in sports performance. The difference between simple and complex carbohydrates, and the performance of cardiovascular activities form the focus of the lesson.
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Does Your Fitness Compute?

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders chart and analyze baseline data pertaining to improving and maintaining fitness levels. Personal trainers calculate their clients' charts and write a one-page report on the findings for the evaluation portfolio of each...
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Teaching Handball

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
Students participate in a number of different lessons with the intention of improving skills to play handball. Each instructional activity focuses on a certain skill like strokes and serves. The skills have a progression of difficulty...
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Cardiovascular Fitness

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students design a cardiovascular fitness program that encourages them to implement it in their daily lives.
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Physical Education Lesson Plan - Medicine Ball

For Teachers 4th - 7th
Use the medicine ball to help young learners develop strength in the core muscle groups. The Russian twists develop oblique strength, push-ups develop triceps strength, sit-ups work on abdominal strength, and squats develop quadriceps...
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What Goes in Must Come Out

For Teachers 5th - 9th
Students monitor their calorie intake and energy expenditure. They keep track of daily data in a journal and assess and adjust their diets as appropriate.
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Personal Fitness Assessment

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students engaged in practice for a physical fitness exam. The practice is beneficial for overall student fitness. The instructor measures key factors of health that include height and weight.
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Best Practices

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students are encouraged to do their best on the mile run portion of the fitness test. They also gain knowledge about fitness in other academic areas of the school too. In science, the class records resting pulse rates, in math, charts...
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When One Beat Is Better Than Two

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders create an individualized wellness plan that addresses these controllable health risk factors:obesity, high cholesterol level, high blood pressure and inactivity.
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Four Wall Handball

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers explore the sport of handball. After reviewing the rules of handball, they explore how to hit the ball without hurting their hands. Students discuss arm strokes and proper foot alignment and sidearm positions. Using...
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Rhyming Words

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Students search for different rhyming words.
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What's Up, Doc?

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students explore cardiovascular fitness and create and follow a fitness program. They document the benefits of participating in a fitness program.
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Exercise for Health

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders chart and analyze data on a physical fitness chart pertaining to assessment, improvement and maintaining cardiovascular fitness. Each group develop an exercise program for cardiovascular fitness. This program be followed...
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Up and Down

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders work in pairs to complete a variety of aerobic exercises, calculate their heart rates and then calculate their recovery heart rates.
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Scooter Bring Back

For Teachers 1st - 6th
Students travel across the floor on scooter and pick up objects to bring back.
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Cardivascular Fitness

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders are introduced to the cardiovascular system. They discuss the parts of the body that make up this system (heart, arteries, veins, and capillaries) and also discuss the benefits of cardio exercise.
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Canadian Olympic Athletes

For Teachers 3rd - 9th
Learners select an athlete from the Canadian Olympians website. They select pictures and list the qualities demonstrated by their chosen athlete which are required for the sport. They create posters showing their chosen athlete in action.
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Thanksgiving

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students work together to find and spell Thanksgiving. On a obstacle course, they follow the cones to search for the letters. If they acquire an incorrect letter, they are required to do either push-ups or sit-ups. To end the...
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Ghostbusters

For Teachers K - 12th
Pupils pretend that they are all ghosts. They must ride on their gluts on their scooter. They then pick 2-4 taggers, also known as ghostbusters. They also ride on their gluts but hold a "tagging wand". When students get tagged they take...