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Name of Activity:

Muscular Strength Fitness Homework

Purpose of Activity:

The purpose of the activities it to get the students moving outside of school and to teach them about muscular strength fitness exercises and why they are so important. With these assignments we are also attempting to get the community involved as well.

Suggested Grade Level:


Materials Needed:

Stopwatch and the following homework assignments
Plyometrics 1
Plyometrics 2
Get Off the Couch
What is a Muscular Strength Workout
Why Strength Workout

Description of Idea

These fitness homeworks are meant for the students to take home and complete. These assignments are designed to ensure the students are exercising outside of school. These assignment are focused on the Cardiovascualur fitness component to improves their overall fitness levels.

This is a homework assignment that gives students a focus on the Muscular Strength health related topic with questions about that reading. Along with the reading the students must complete a 30 minute workout. If they get a family member to complete the workout with them they get extra credit. This is done to attempt to get the community involved in fitness as well.

These homeworks are graded out of 10 points and are designed to help the student who are in need of extra help outside of school. We give this homework out at the beginning of the week and it isdue on friday. We see our students every other day.

Submitted by Kyle Krupa who teaches at Mattawoman Middle School in La Plata, MD. Additional authors for this idea were Tyler Miller, Joe Shelatz. Thanks for contributing to PE Central! Posted on PEC: 4/29/2012.
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Muscular Strength Fitness Homework

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rakeem robbins

This is exactly the kind of thing I wanted to do but was unsure how to start, thank you so much for sharing your work! It's detailed and well thought out


P90X in the House! lol!


This is exactly the kind of thing I wanted to do but was unsure how to start, thank you so much for sharing your work! It's detailed and well thought out :)

Glen-Marie David

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tyler marlow

Great ideas. I love the idea of incorporating the parents into the homework fitness.


Awesome! Researched and written extremely well. Thank you for sharing your work. You are the ultimate professional. If you don't have your NBCT yet, go for it! This is especially true if your state or school give financial incentives.
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very useful

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