BENEFITS OF MOVEMENT
STRENGTH & CONDITIONING CLASS FOR GEORGE WASHINGTON CARVER
BENEFITS OF STRNGTH AND CONDITIONING
- Injury prevention - athlete who follows a well-designed program will prevent muscle imbalances and strengthen tendons and ligaments, which will lead to fewer injuries
- Nutrition - following sound nutritional advice will help prevent ailments that can have a major effect on an athlete’s performance
- More strength - make an athlete more powerful by utilizing the correct exercises and implementing plyometrics the right way
- Confidence - An athlete who works hard and follows a strength and conditioning program will display more confidence on the field because of his or her improved performance (Smith, 2007)
HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED DURING THIS CLASS?
- Fitness Gram - comprehensive educational, reporting and promotional tool used to assess physical fitness and physical activity levels for children and it includes a variety of health-related physical fitness tests that are used to determine students’ overall physical fitness and suggest areas for improvement when appropriate
- Aerobic: pacer, 1-Mile run, Walk test
- Muscular Strength & Endurance: pull-ups, 90 push-ups, curl-ups, trunk lift
- Flexibility: back-saver sit and reach
- Body Composition: BMI, sknin fold measurements, bio-electric impedence analyzers (Fitness Gram, 2014)
WHAT WILL I BE PARTICIPATING IN ON A DAILY BASIS?
- Three days weightlifting: bench press, EZ bar curls, behind the head tri press, seated dumbell shoulder press, squats, straight leg dead lift shrug, bent over dubbell rows
- Two days cardio: jump rope, abnominal work outs, push ups, running
WHAT CAN I DO AT HOME TO IMPROVE MY STRENGTH?
- After dinner walk with family
- Ride bike around neighborhood
- Play a game with your parents outside: basketball, baseball, or soccer
- Limit time spent watching TV, going online, and playing video games
- Take advantage of local playgrounds and athletic fields (Kids Health, 1995)
WHAT KIND OF FOODS CAN I EAT TO BENEFIT MY STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING?
- Peanut butter and whole-grain bread
- Sliced turkey in a whole-wheat pita
- Whole-wheat pasta topped with baked chicken
- Scrambled eggs and whole-wheat toast (Kids eat right)