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

  • This workout takes approximately 10 Minutes
  • This workout is for students in Grades 4-5
  • Teacher Resources


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


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
– Rest
– 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

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?

Choose from the additional reflection prompts below to customize this lesson and meet the needs of your students and your time constraints. Create a unique workout experience every time you return to this lesson!



Describe a time in your life when you felt strong.


Reflect on some of your personal strengths.


Choose one of your personal strengths and predict how it will help you in your future.

Real-World Connection


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

Learning Environment

Reflect on one of your academic strengths. How has this become a personal strength?


How can a community make a person feel stronger?

Academic Connection


Write a list of your physical and emotional strengths. Try to list as many as you can think of!

Social Studies

Describe a person from history or current events who is considered to be strong. What qualities did/does this person have?


How can teamwork strengthen the quality of a product?

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!