Flexibility Lesson Plan

Biceps, triceps, latissimus dorsi, Pectorals, quadriceps, hamstrings, and abdominals. Young athletes rotate through a series of stations, read information and answer questions about muscle fibers, and practice stretching those muscles to improve their flexibility. After a second time through the course, individuals complete a flexibility assessment, recording the improvement in their range of motion.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Remind class members that they should always stretch all muscle groups beyond their full range of motion for the greatest benefit
Classroom Considerations

  • Requires access to a computer placed near the first station
  • This resource is only available on an unencrypted HTTP website. It should be fine for general use, but don’t use it to share any personally identifiable information
Pros

  • Includes precise directions for the stretches at each station
Cons

  • None