My schedule consisted of waking up early every day and taking a 1.5 mile run, followed by taking 500 jump shots, a similar exercise Kobe performed during his high school career. Conquering the fear of failure became an imaginary bond between Kobe and I. I knew that working hard all summer honed my physical and mental edge on the court. When tryouts came around, the odds were against me, as the team roster had been established, but I did my best Kobe impersonation and played harder than anyone else on the court. I made the team because just like Kobe, I wasn’t going to fail. This experience taught me to have fortitude, and to always strive for my dreams.
2 minute sit up test - Having a strong core and mid section means that you carry strength in your stomach muscles and lower back muscles, a key component of fitness and staying injury free, even when carrying army issue kit during fitness tests and exercise. The 2 minute sit up test will see recruits perform full sit ups with a spotter and counter holding down the feet of the sit up person. 1.5 mile run - The 1.5 mile run test in the British Army recruitment process is aimed to test the aerobic endurance and speed of new recruits. The 1.5 mile running test target is set at 10.5 minutes for male recruits and 13 minutes for female
You have to constantly the working out before the season and during the season week in and week out because it demands a great deal of strength. Also if you want to be able to perform with the big dogs in the sport you need to be just as strong as them or stronger. That’s what I thought each summer while I ran and lifted with the team everyday. Each day I tried to out perform myself from the last day and the other player on the team. In the mince of that I was training with to personal trainer in between the workouts during the summer.
You generally want to be in good physical condition because in the corps you have to take a physical fitness test every six months. In order to enlist you have to meet the minimum requirement of doing 5 pull-ups, 60 crunches and run 1.5 miles in 11 minutes (USMC). The better shape you are in before enlisting the easier boot camp will be for you, but if you aren't in shape it will be "hell". Without doubt, Marine boot camp is more challenging both physically and mentally than the basic training programs of any of the other military services. Not only because the physical requirements are much higher, but the recruits are also required to learn and memorize a startling amount of information.
It is hard to have six different teachers teach the same units over and over the same way. Each teacher should develop different teaching styles to keep his or her students engaged every year. In conclusion, I believe that physical education teachers are not given enough money in their budget to not only replace and repair broken equipment, but to also use that budget to get new equipment for the students each year. I believe that each department should have at least $5,000 every year to get up to date equipment for their physical education. When writing a curriculum I believe that it is important to be up to date on the different sports that are evolving within the state you are teaching in.
This fact alone is reason enough to justify the mandate. Unfortunately with every educational reform and budget cut the worthiness of physical education being taught in the public schools rears its ugly head. This occurs in spite of the fact that the wellness level of future generations depends on learning at an early age that physical activity is necessary, and reinforcing that concept throughout growing and developing years is a must (Status). According to Myra Goodwin, Certified Physical Education Teacher for 25 years, “the government and the administrators of all public schools need to establish Physical Education as a core academic requirement not just for a semester, not just for high school but daily and from Preschool to 12th grade”. Sadly, only 6 states in America require daily Physical Education (Physical).
Physical education has been shown to not only to make children physically healthier, but mentally as well. The objective of this research paper is to show a relationship between health and physical education, lower obesity rate, and academic achievement in elementary and middle school children. Why is Physical Education Being Cut? Gym classes are being cut all across the country to satisfy test scores in math and reading and to save money. By high school only a third take gym class daily, according to the National Association for Sport and Physical Education.
The first exercise I need to do is stretching. Stretching is flexibility exercising it teaches my muscles to move further , more easily , and more freely. Stretching is important to keep me free from injury , as well as help my posture and body alignment. Each stretch should be held for five seconds and should be increased to twenty to thirty seconds as I become more flexible. Yoga or Tai Chi can also improve flexibility .
Jody Tavares Christopher Sullivan ENG-123-X2718 English Comp II December 10, 2014 Benefits to Youth Participation in Sports The majority of people begin to worry about their health in their middle ages. It’s at that time in our lives when people close to us are more likely to come down with a particular disease or a condition such as high blood pressure. Some of these are genetic but some are thought to be the result of a poor lifestyle. Therefore, developing good eating habits and a regular exercise routine as a young adult, can help carry those good habits into adulthood. One of the easiest ways to develop good habits at a young age is to participate in youth sports.
In order to improve our strength and endurance we decided to try rock climbing. Not only does it require a significant amount of muscle, but also it is enjoyable and challenging. Our first goal was to take baby steps to achieving our goal, first meeting once a month, then continuing to increase our activity to once a week. We hoped that the more frequently we went and with the support and encouragement of our peers the better and stronger we would become. Our team hoped rock climbing would improve our overall physical fitness and ability to work as a team to achieve a goal that is beneficial for our future health.