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112 reviewed resources for muscle strength

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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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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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How Strong Are You?

For Students 1st - 7th
During your human body unit lesson on the skeletal-muscular system, issue this challenge. One page at a time, individuals crumple up sheets of newspaper using the same hand. They find that since this activity and its required muscles...
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What Makes Muscles Grow?

For Students 6th - 9th
It might work for Popeye, but it takes more than spinach to make us strong. This short video illustrates how the cycle of muscle damage and repair, exercise, nutrition, and rest make us strong.
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Fitness/Strength Conditioning Mini-lesson

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students describe a piece of strength conditioning equipment, what muscle (or muscles) are isolated, and how strengthening this muscle improve skill performance in the unit they are presently taking.
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Muscles for Locomotion

For Students 5th - 12th
In this muscles worksheet, students review the characteristics of the 3 types of muscles: smooth, skeletal, and cardiac. This worksheet has 7 matching and 4 short answer questions.
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Boat Safety and Water Sports - Lesson 9 - Conditioning for Water Skiing

For Teachers 9th - 12th
It takes muscle strength and muscle endurance to get up on a water ski or wake board, and to stay up. Lesson 9 out of this 22 lesson unit is about conditioning. A resource link at the bottom of the page allows you to view all the lesson...
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Physical Fitness: Lesson number 2

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students are assessed on the amount of improvement they make over a period of 6 weeks. They keep track of their improvement on an Excel spreadsheet so they can also see their improvement. This lesson focuses on leg and arm strength.
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The Strength of the Muscular System

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders investigate the strength of the muscular system. They explore voluntary and involuntary muscle movement and discuss the types of muscles: cardiac or heart, skeletal, and smooth. They visit stations to answer questions...
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Human Body - Strength - Part 2/4

For Teachers 9th - 12th
When a hiker gets trapped under a one-and-a-half ton piece of sandstone, he is shockingly able to throw off the slab. Because we normally use only one-third of our muscle fibers at a time, the potential for more is available in...
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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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Medicine Ball Workout

For Teachers 2nd - 12th
Here are 20 medicine ball exercises to work out the major muscle groups in the body. Included, are exercises that definitely work the core muscles, a few that work the arm muscles, and a few that work the leg muscles. While this is not...
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Exercise: What Kinds of Activities Are Best?

For Teachers 6th Standards
What happens in the muscles during anaerobic and aerobic exercise, and how does this affect the heart and our overall health? A cross-curricular lesson plan that introduces learners to the lifelong benefits of exercise, including the...
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Good Stress for Your Body

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
Stress the importance of the different types of pressure our mind and body experience in a instructional activity about how certain types of stress are actually necessary and good for our bodies. As astronauts and people with injuries...
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Move Your Muscles!

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students, through teacher lecture and class discussion, explore the three different types of muscles in the human body and the effects of microgravity on these muscles. They explain what happens to muscles in outer space and describe the...
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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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Do You Have the Strength?

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students examine the strength and resilience of the human heart. They squeeze a tennis ball to demonstrate the strength of the human heart, record and analyze the results on a worksheet, and create a poster of a design of a device to...
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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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Strength

For Teachers 1st - 5th
Young scholars participate in static and dynamic activities to develop muscle strength and balance. Free weights are used to work on shoulder, bicep, and tricep muscles. Locomotor skills of hopping, jumping, leaping, skipping, and...
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Your Energy Out

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
How much activity is appropriate for elementary school youngsters? What kind of activities do they need to do? Check out the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans. Look to see what are age-appropriate activities for each grade...
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Hard Core Exercises

For Teachers 7th - 12th
This is not a lesson, but can be made a part of a lesson in a weight training or conditioning class, or even as part of a team sports workout. This list contains 12 hard core strength training exercises that can be done without any...
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Tug of War

For Teachers 1st - 12th
Don't be fooled by how short this lesson is; it contains a good idea for adaptive PE. The activity is intended to help learners with visual impairments increase motor skills, muscle strength, and mobility. Two kids play a game of tug of...
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Integrating Biology-Muscles and Work

For Students 7th - 10th
In this muscle and work worksheet, students read about aerobic, anaerobic and resistance exercise. They apply what they read and answer three questions about these three types of exercise.
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Muscle Flexibility and Strength

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders listen to the definition of muscle strength and observe the teacher demonstrate how to do an abdominal crunch. They then do abdominal crunches for 20 seconds. They gather information about flexibility and strength and...

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