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ERIC Number: EJ1029683
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 9
ISSN: ISSN-0892-4562
Non-Traditional Muscular Strength and Endurance Activities for Elementary and Middle School Children
Maina, Michael P.; Feather, Ryan; Edmunds, Cynthia; Maina, Julie Schlegel; Ryan, Stu; Griffin, Michael
Strategies: A Journal for Physical and Sport Educators, v27 n3 p17-21 2014
Over the past decade many muscular strength and endurance routines have been introduced to children and adults toward improving overall health and fitness. When performed correctly, there are countless benefits to performing weight bearing resistance-type exercises to develop the upper, lower, and core areas of the body. The National Association for Sport and Physical Education (NASPE, 2004) has indicated that quality physical education programs must address and require students to participate in muscular strength and endurance activities on a regular basis. In a time when many schools are currently experiencing significant budgetary cuts and/or restrictions, physical educators have come upon a challenging era to provide or replace various types of exercise equipment targeting muscular strength and endurance. The purpose of this article is to provide low-cost or no-cost exercises using milk jugs, surgical tubing, and playground apparatus that will improve muscular strength and endurance for elementary-age and middle school-age children. Specifically, 20 examples of muscular strength and endurance exercises are provided, targeting improved personal health. All activities within the article align with Standards 3 and 4 of a quality physical education program, as indicated by the National Association for Sport and Physical Education (NASPE, 2004).
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education; Middle Schools
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Language: English
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