Fitness fusion is pretty much the fitness industry's way of beating boredom when it comes to exercise. No more 3 sets of this exercise and 2 sets of that. No more running for an hour and lifting weights the next day. No more separation of cardio and strength or even stretching and core work.
Now, we're combining things, sometimes in crazy ways.
Target a variety of aspects of fitness like strength, balance, stability, core strength, agility, endurance and more, making your workouts more functional
Combining moves from a variety of disciplines like yoga, pilates, boot camp, cardio, strength and more keeps your body and mind constantly challenged
Keep you from getting bored
Challenge your muscles in different ways
Provide fast, effective workouts for people with busy schedules
Offer new ways to exercise and continually improve your strength, fitness, and overall conditioning
PE STUDENTS: In what ways do you currently have "fitness fusion" in your exercise activities? In what ways could you combine/add/ revise your current approach to add more "fitness fusion" Open the Link below and review/try out at least one of the suggested workouts. Write about your experience in a PE Blog post response in your module: Which workout(s)? how did you complete/adapt the challenge? What did you like and/or not really like about it? How has this experience /knowledge affected your outlook about exercise. How could you add more "fitness fusion" to your weekly exercise routine?
PE STUDENTS: Strength is an important part of any exercise program and we all should add strength exercises into our daily/weekly life! Click the link below to learn more about Bodyweight/Calisthenics and why they are a great way to improve your strength in a functional way. There are also two levels of strength workouts below. Try one of them(or both!) and comment on the experience. Reminder that you can modify/pause the video anytime!
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SAIL P.E. STUDENTS: Do you currently follow/read any specific health and fitness blogs? Browse through the link(s) above or below to see if there are any blogs that look interesting to you. Explore one or more blogs and write about what you came across. Are there some that you would lie to explore further and why? Are there any specific blogs that you are going to follow? What tool will you use to follow? Did you find any specific blog post that is an example of some new info or perspective that you can apply to your heathy living plan?
The coach of an elite peewee team in Montreal was suspended for punitive training after a loss, something that goes against the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport.
The coach of an elite AAA peewee team in Montreal has been suspended by one of the most successful and prestigious hockey organizations in Quebec for allegedly forcing his 11- and 12-year-old players to do anywhere between 100 and 500 pushups in full equipment after a recent loss.
PE STUDENTS: open the links above to find out more about the story. Do you have anything to share about your experiences with exercise being used as punishment? Or perhaps something you witnessed or know about through friends and family? What is your opinion of this tactic in sports and education/PE classes? Should this be allowed in schools and community sports? Why or why not? Should there be limits or a total ban? Why do you think it is used and what would you say to adults that choose to use this as leaders in sport and education? ...for some other viewpoints, look at the comment section in the hockey news article.
Three trainers suggested HIIT routines at varying levels of difficulty. One of the workouts requires no equipment, and the other two only require a set of dumbbells or kettlebells. All of them make it easy to get started—now!
Walk into the gym, head to the dumbbells or gym machines, do the same few moves you've been doing for a while, and then call it a day. Sound familiar? Us too.
Building your own workout is not only straightforward, but it's also important. "Programming gives you a purpose," says Noam Tamir, owner of TS Fitness in New York City. "Otherwise it's like going on a road trip without a map."
The easiest way to get started is to learn your basic movement patterns. The ones we'll include here are:
Once you get the hang of it, you'll realize there's a near endless number of exercises that fall into these patterns—and that's the beauty of designing your own workout. Sayonara, boredom.
How to use this list: Below we've provided a brief explanation of each movement followed by beginner and advanced exercise examples. Do at least 1 exercise from each section for a well-rounded workout. HERE'S the link
PE STUDENTS:Each of the movements have a range of difficulty. Learn more about why certain exercises are recommended to create a balanced total body strength program. Many of them can be done with no (or little ) weight so be sure to focus on the proper technique. You might be already doing some ...try some out and/or comment on how your current strength activities match up.