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Weights and Conditioning (9th Grade)

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WEIGHTS AND CONDITIONING (9TH GRADE)

General Description

Fee: $7 PE Shirt

This course will focus strictly on lifting techniques and safety.  The objective is to specialize the student’s fitness level by increasing flexibility, muscular strength and endurance, as well as cardiovascular endurance.  This will be accomplished through a program of required core lifts (bench, squat, clearn) as well as auxiliary lifts designed to meet students needs.  There is a strong emphasis on plyometric and performance related activities (balance, agility, speed, power, and core strength) and aerobic exercise.  Grading is based on student participation (dress code), completion and improvement in core maxes.
 

Content

  • Cardiovascular Endurance (Mile, Pacer, 400)
  • Muscular Strength and Endurance (Bench, Squat, Power Clean)
  • Presidential Fitness Components (Mile, Sit and Reach, Push up, Crunches, Shuttle Run)
     

Theory of Action

Our mission is to teach students to understand and appreciate the need to participate in physical activities and to apply health principles throughout life.