Foam roller exercises are an excellent self-myofascial release technique. Foam rolling improves mobility, posture, and performance in the gym. By including foam rolling exercises in warm-up routines for weight lifting, along with dynamic and/or static stretching, they’ll help loosen and improve your mobility/range of motion.
This resource is a collection of videos showing proper techniques for foam rolling.
This resource is informational material that can be used by the teacher to incorporate into their lesson planning. This text defines flexibility, identifies how to build flexibility, explains how much stretching is enough, and covers the benefits of flexibility. This resource includes pictures, important terminology, and review questions.
Students will participate in a workout consisting of a warm-up, a workout, and a cool down. During the Fitness Monopoly activity, the students will demonstrate their understanding of the importance and benefits of a good workout by answering questions correctly.
This alignment results from the ALEX Health/PE COS Resource Alignment Summit.
This is a task card which is given to students to carry out during a warm-up by themselves or in groups.
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Dynamic stretching is a movement-based type of stretching. It uses the muscles themselves to bring about a stretch. It's different from traditional "static" stretching because the stretch position is not held. This resource contains videos of dynamic stretching techniques for high school students.