1. Start in a plank position, with your hands a little wider than your shoulders, gripping the sides of a chair
2. Keep your feet and thighs together, legs straight
3. Tip your heels forward, keeping your back flat
4. Tuck your hips under and pull your abs in
5. Keep 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
– 10 double count
– 10 single count
– 10 single count
– 10 pulses
– 5 second hold
If you have wrist discomfort or pain:
– Reduce the range of your push up (even bending half an inch counts!)
– If push ups are not possible, hold a stable plank position
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!
How does your body feel after completing the workout?
How does your mind feel after completing the workout?
What does Strength mean to you in this moment?
Describe a time in your life when you felt strong.
Reflect on some things about you that make you strong.
What advice would you give to someone who isn't feeling strong?
Who is a strong person in your family, and how do they show strength (physical or mental)?
What is your strongest school subject? Why?
Describe a community you belong to that makes you feel strong.
Draw a picture of a comic book character who is strong. What are they eating for breakfast? What are they wearing?
What do you think makes a country strong?
How can working together with a group make your work stronger?
Human teeth are as strong as shark teeth! We just don’t have quite as many. An adult human has 32 teeth. Most sharks have 5 rows of teeth and can have as many as 3,000 teeth at once!