This resource includes informative material regarding leg strength training, specifically the hamstring muscles. In addition to tips and strategies to get the most out of a workout, this resource includes external links to videos, anatomy, and detailed training routines.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that teenagers do strength skills three times a week. It can be tricky to incorporate strength training while engaging students in moderate-to-vigorous physical activity and keeping their heart rate up. This informational material provides some tips for adding strength and resistance training to your high school PE class.
This tool is extremely versatile and can be used in a number of ways. One option is to have your students work in groups (pairs, perhaps) to create a workout making sure to choose from each group (cardio, core, legs, back, chest and arms) and to try to include some of the more difficult options in addition to "easy" (medium, hard, insane).
This resource is a template for a high school level student to develop a Personal Exercise Program. It could be used for all courses: Beginning Kinesiology, Advanced Kinesiology, and junior or senior year PE elective class. The template available in this lesson is suitable for the athlete or non-athlete.
This alignment results from the ALEX Health/PE COS Resource Alignment Summit.
This TED-Ed learning activity unpacks muscle fatigue resulting from lifting weights. The first time feels easy, but each lift takes more and more effort until you can’t continue. Inside your arms, the muscles responsible for the lifting have become unable to contract. What’s going on? Christian Moro explains how exactly our muscles operate, and what causes them to become fatigued.
The activity includes a video, multiple choice and open-ended questions, additional resources to dig deeper, and a guided discussion.
This activity is a Tabata-style training with a focus on improving various areas of fitness. The activity can be specifically linked to improving an area of the Alabama Fitness Test scores or just overall fitness area.