Sunday, December 12, 2010

Prep For Your Steps

In the beginning of the year, we started off every class with a slight jog around the track introducing a lite cardiovascular warm up. The second week of classes, we increased the warm up to two laps, thrid week three laps and now it is time for the Mile. Introducing the students to a jog and running slowly is less stress and pressure on them. Not a lot of students enjoy running the mile, so by slowly creeping up and preparing with different exercises, they will be ready for it without even knowing it. Throughout class, the students have been engaged in exercises, games, and activities that requires their heart rate to reach 50-90% of their max heart rate. By getting their heart rates up during class they are icreasing their cardiovascular system as well as aerobic capacity which is getting them ready to run.

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