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It Takes Two

Kathy Kelly

Description

Through research and experimentation, students examine various exercises in order to analyze and distinguish between exercises designed to increase muscular strength and those designed to improve muscular endurance.

Objectives

The student describes the principles of training and conditioning for specific physical activities.

The student knows the difference between muscular strength and muscular endurance, activities that contribute to the improvement of strength and endurance, and the various types of muscular strength and endurance required to perform different a

The student plans and participates in an individualized fitness program.

The student achieves and maintains appropriate cardiovascular fitness, flexibility, muscular strength, endurance, and body composition.

Materials

-Research materials
-Poster board
-Markers
-Video equipment

Preparations

Gather research materials for students to use in preparing their workout routines.

Procedures

Authentic Context:
You are a personal fitness trainer and you have two new clients.
1) a (fe)male who wants to be a body builder
2) a (fe)male who wants to train for an upcoming marathon
Using your knowledge of muscular strength and muscular endurance, devise a workout routine for each client.

1. From past lessons, review the difference between muscular strength and muscular endurance exercises and activities.

2. Place students into groups of two.

3. Have students develop a workout routine for each client. Each routine must contain four different exercises and provide one reason why each exercise was selected. Students must be able to defend their exercise selections.

4. Have each student group create a presentation for their clients to explain the workout routine. Groups may select a presentation method (poster, video, personal demonstration). The presentation must clearly explain how the exercises or activities are done, along with the reason for their selection.

5. Divide the class into two groups. Have each small group present their workout routines to the large group. Allow time for feedback and discussion.

ENHANCEMENT:
Have students add more resistance or more repetition to the workout routine.

Assessments

Presentation Checklist

Muscular Strength Workout Routine:
-- Are there four different exercises that are appropriate for improving muscular strength?
-- Are there four correct reasons why these activities are being used?
-- Are the exercises clearly explained?

Muscular Endurance Workout Routine:
-- Are there four different exercises that are appropriate for improving muscular endurance?
-- Are there four correct reasons why these activities are being used?
-- Are the exercises clearly explained?

-- Does the presentation demonstrate the student's understanding of the difference between muscular strength and muscular endurance?
-- Were appropriate exercises selected for muscular strength and muscular endurance?


Self Reflection:
-- Our workout routine for muscular strength could be improved in the following ways . . .
-- Our workout routine for muscular endurance could be improved in the following ways . . .
-- Exercises for building muscular strength differ from exercises for building muscular endurance in the following ways . . .

Extensions

-- Students understand that muscular endurance is the ability of the muscle to contract repeatedly over time; e.g., the number of times a person is able to curl a 20-pound weight with his or her arm.
-- Students understand that muscular strength is the ability of a muscle to lift a maximum weight; e.g., the muscle strength of the biceps may be indicated by the maximum amount of weight being lifted.
--Have students add more rresistance or more repetition to the workout routine.
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