Strength

The quality or state of being strong; bodily or muscular power

  • This workout takes approximately 10 Minutes
  • This workout is for students in Grades 2-3
  • Teacher Resources

Move

  • Type:  Strength
  • Excercise:  Push Ups
  • Target:  Chest + Arms + Core
  • Equipment:  Chair
Workout guide

Steps

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

Sequence

– 10 double count
– 10 single count
– Rest
– 10 single count
– 10 pulses
– 5 second hold

Modification

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

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!

Icon of a body with vibration lines on the sides of it.

How does your body feel after completing the workout?

Icon of a profile view of a person’s head with a speech bubble where the brain would be.

How does your mind feel after completing the workout?

Icon of a question mark.

What does Strength mean to you in this moment?

Self-Connection

Past

Describe a time in your life when you felt strong.

Present

Reflect on some things about you that make you strong.

Future

What advice would you give to someone who isn't feeling strong?

Real-World Connection

Family

Who is a strong person in your family, and how do they show strength (physical or mental)?

Learning Environment

What is your strongest school subject? Why?

Community

Describe a community you belong to that makes you feel strong.

Academic Connection

ELA

Draw a picture of a comic book character who is strong. What are they eating for breakfast? What are they wearing?

Social Studies

What do you think makes a country strong?

STEM

How can working together with a group make your work stronger?

Fun Fact

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!

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