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  • This workout takes approximately 10 Minutes
  • This workout is for students in Grades PK-1
  • Teacher Resources

Move

  • Type:  Strength
  • Excercise:  Plank + Push Up Series
  • Target:  Chest + Arms + Core
  • Equipment:  None
Workout guide

Steps

PLANK STEPS
1. Start in plank position, with your hands a little wider than your shoulders
2. Keep your feet and thighs together, legs straight
3. Tip your heels forward, keeping your back flat
4. Tuck your hips under, squeeze your glutes, and pull your abs in
5. Keep your fingers spread apart, your head in line with your spine, and your eyes focused forward
6. Keeping your back flat, bend and stretch your knees only (on the count!)

PUSH UP STEPS
1. Start in plank position, with your hands a little wider than your shoulders
2. Keep your feet and thighs together, legs straight
3. Tip your heels forward, keeping your back flat
4. Tuck your hips under, squeeze your glutes, and pull your abs in
5. Keep your fingers spread apart, your head in line with your spine, and your eyes focused forward
6. Keeping your chest open and shoulders down, bend your elbows down/up as you lower your body down/up

Sequence

– Plank: 10 single count (bend/ stretch)
– Push Up: 10 single count
– Plank/Push Up: 10 combinations (bend/stretch + push up)

Modification

If you have back discomfort or pain, or if you lack the upper body strength to do a full push up:
– Complete all the moves with your hands on a chair or against a wall (see CONFIDENCE workout)

Reflect

You can customize the reflection prompts to meet the needs of your students and your time constraints. Create a unique workout experience every time you return to this lesson by choosing different prompts — each workout can reveal something new for students!

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