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?
What are some of your personal strengths (both physical and emotional), and how have these strengths helped you become the person you are today?
Think critically about the word STRENGTH. What are some different ways that others might interpret this word?
How can you use your personal strengths to support you during an uncertain time (graduating, getting a job, etc.)?
What does physical strength look like in your family? What does emotional strength look like in your family? Do you agree with your family’s ideas of strength?
What personal strengths help you in your learning environment?
Describe a unique strength or skill that you bring to one of your communities, and explain how that community benefits from this particular strength.
What is your greatest strength as a writer (i.e. poetry, grammar, storytelling, characters)? Write a story that emphasizes this strength.
Use your voice to strengthen your impact in society. Write a speech explaining your perspective on an event or cause that you feel passionate about.
How does the peer review process in science help ensure the strength of published research? What might happen if research were published without peer review?
Sloths’ arms are longer than their legs, allowing them to spend 90% of their life hanging upside down. This also makes them strong swimmers, particularly good at backstroke!