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 of your personal strengths.
Choose one of your personal strengths and predict how it will help you in your future.
Who is a strong person in your family, and how do they show strength (physical or mental)?
Reflect on one of your academic strengths. How has this become a personal strength?
How can a community make a person feel stronger?
Write a list of your physical and emotional strengths. Try to list as many as you can think of!
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?
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!