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Creating Fitness & Exercise Plans - Chapter Summary
In this chapter, our professional instructors explain the benefits of healthy and robust fitness and exercise plans for your physical education program. They will guide you through the elements and principles of conditioning and training, as well as help you to design specific fitness plans for individual students. You will also learn how to establish a safety protocol for your classroom and develop strategies for treating and preventing injuries. After completing this chapter, you will be ready to promote and build fitness performance with your students.
The following are some skills you should be able to perform at the end of this unit:
- Explain the physical, social, and emotional benefits of sports and physical activity
- Demonstrate and convey fitness and sport activity etiquette
- Describe the elements of a well-rounded fitness program
- Apply conditioning and training principles
- Design and implement individualized fitness plans
- Evaluate student progress toward fitness benchmarks and goals
- Apply injury prevention and treatment strategies to your P.E. program
- Plan and implement safety rules and procedures for your P.E. classroom
The concepts covered in this chapter are presented through brief, engaging videos designed to deepen your preparation for fitness planning in your P.E. classroom. Each lesson has an accompanying transcript and self-assessment quiz to help you review the material and determine your own level of mastery. In addition, you can use the Timeline feature of the video recorder to review specific areas of each lesson. Be sure to track your progress on your dashboard.
1. The Benefits of Regular Physical Activity: Mental Health, Stress & Life Span
The mind and body can greatly benefit from even 30 minutes of exercise a day. Find out exactly what impact regular exercise can have on your mind, body, and lifespan in this video lesson.
2. Physical Activity: Health, Fitness and Performance
Physical activity is any movement of your muscles that uses energy. Physical activity helps you achieve better health, fitness and performance. Learn how the overload principle and specificity principle improve your fitness and performance.
3. Components of Exercise Programs: Aerobics, Strength Training & Stretching
Ever wonder what stretching, strength training, and aerobic exercises are? You'll learn about them in this lesson. You'll also find out what some basic recommendations are for each type of exercise.
4. The 3 Principles of Training: Overload, Specificity & Progression
In this lesson, you'll learn about the three principles of training and how to apply them to any fitness program. You'll also gain a clear understanding of why incorporating these principles into your exercise routine is necessary to improve fitness.
5. Using Conditioning & Training Principles
In this lesson, we will discuss conditioning and training principles. We review some of the principles associated with these two concepts. We present training plans for running and Crossfit. Importantly, we also discuss nutrition, rest, and recovery.
6. Designing & Implementing Individualized Fitness Plans
In this lesson, you will learn ways to design and implement individualized fitness plans. You will learn how to initially check your fitness level, preview a sample plan, and set goals and stick with them as you become healthier.
7. Physical, Social and Emotional Benefits of Participating in Sports
Participation in sports has a positive impact on youth. This lesson will examine some of the physical, social, and emotional benefits that are gained through athletics.
8. Fitness, Sports & Activities Etiquette
Etiquette guidelines may not be posted anywhere, but you are still expected to follow them. Learn some fundamental ways you can improve your etiquette in sports and fitness activities.
9. Preventing & Treating Fitness Injuries
Injuries are a risk whenever you start a fitness program. Learn about ways to prevent common injuries, such as sprains and strains, as well as how to treat them using the RICE method, which stands for rest, ice, compress and elevate, in this lesson.
10. Student Progress & Safety in Physical Education Classes
Physical education teachers have an important responsibility to monitor students' progress and safety in class. This lesson provides some strategies for successfully acting as a monitor.
11. Safety Rules & Procedures for P.E. Classrooms
Every physical education teacher needs to know how to set up relevant safety rules and classroom procedures. Read this lesson to learn how to create these precautions for your P.E. class.
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