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ERIC Number: EJ794539
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 4
ISSN: ISSN-0892-4562
CORE for the Classroom
Pierce, Patricia; Nichols, Randall; Herman, Susan
Strategies: A Journal for Physical and Sport Educators, v20 n6 p23-28 Jul-Aug 2007
One of the primary roles of physical education teachers is to incorporate health-related fitness and lifetime physical activity into their programs. It is also important for physical educators to stay current on evolving fitness trends that may benefit their students. For example, strength training, once thought to be detrimental to children, has been shown to improve muscular strength and endurance, and reduce risk of injuries. Core training, a relatively new focus in fitness, is a type of strength training program that can enhance movement patterns, improve posture, and prevent injuries. This article explains why core training is important for students, and shows how core training can be taught by physical educators to accommodate all fitness levels of students. (Contains 15 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education; Elementary Secondary Education; Middle Schools; Primary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A