Muscle Groups and Exercises Teacher Resources

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Muscle Diagram

For Students 6th - 12th
Label the major muscle groups in the human body. This worksheet is two pages, one for the anterior/front view and one for the posterior/back view. The class labels the major muscle group, the common name for the group, and identifies an...
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For Teachers 5th - 7th
Learn all about the best way to stretch your major muscle groups. Nine of the major muscle groups found in the human body are listed along with discussion points on why exercise and stretching are so important to muscle development. Two...
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Hard Core Exercises

For Teachers 7th - 12th
This is not a lesson, but can be made a part of a lesson in a weight training or conditioning class, or even as part of a team sports workout. This list contains 12 hard core strength training exercises that can be done without any...
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Top 8 Exercises for Autism Fitness

For Teachers Pre-K - 12th
Create an inclusive physical education program with help from eight exercises designed to met of the needs of children with autism. Activities include ball work, hurdles, bear crawls, resistance bands, star jumps, and the Scramble. 
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What Makes Muscles Grow?

For Students 6th - 9th
It might work for Popeye, but it takes more than spinach to make us strong. This short video illustrates how the cycle of muscle damage and repair, exercise, nutrition, and rest make us strong.
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Activity and Exercise

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Leave it to the classic jump rope to get your class excited about physical activity! Your class will begin by discussing the benefits of jumping rope as a form of exercise and learning a few different types of jumps. Then in groups of...
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Which Muscles?- Olympic Learn and Play Sports

For Students 5th - 7th
For this math, science, and physical education worksheet, students brainstorm and study about the muscles that are used while participating in different Olympic sports. They color the muscle groups of the body by follow the directions...
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Muscular Strength and Muscular Endurance - Abdominal Circuit

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
Here are seven abdominal exercises that can be done in three and a half minutes. This is not a full-fledged lesson but seven well-described exercises to improve strength and endurance in the abdominal muscles. Each one is done for 30...
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Movin', Groovin', and Gettin' Strong

For Teachers K - 5th
Children can do almost anything to music, so get them up and moving, working out and strengthening some major muscle groups. Using exercise bands provides some resistance, which makes the muscles work a little harder. With this lesson...
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Medicine Ball Workout

For Teachers 2nd - 12th
Here are 20 medicine ball exercises to work out the major muscle groups in the body. Included, are exercises that definitely work the core muscles, a few that work the arm muscles, and a few that work the leg muscles. While this is not...
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Your Energy Out

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
How much activity is appropriate for elementary school youngsters? What kind of activities do they need to do? Check out the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans. Look to see what are age-appropriate activities for each grade...
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Muscles in Motion

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Students identify the muscles and body motions of the human body. In this physiology activity, students participate in different body motions to discover and explore the muscles that they use in their arms. Students discuss the names of...
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Boat Safety and Water Sports - Lesson 9 - Conditioning for Water Skiing

For Teachers 9th - 12th
It takes muscle strength and muscle endurance to get up on a water ski or wake board, and to stay up. Lesson 9 out of this 22 lesson unit is about conditioning. A resource link at the bottom of the page allows you to view all the lesson...
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Pump It Up

For Students 9th - 12th
In this muscles worksheet, students read an article about building muscles and keeping them strong. Students choose any muscle in their body and use a website to learn about that muscle. They chart four muscles and exercises used to...
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Exercise and Muscles

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders identify and label the primary and secondary muscles used to perform an exercise. Students perform an exercise on a weight machine to figure out which muscles are being used. Students illustrate the muscles used by...
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Static Stretches

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
These 10 static stretches are not presented in a lesson format but this resource can certainly be used to teach a lesson on static stretching. These stretches should definitely be used in a warm-up or cool-down activity. They focus on...
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Sing Along with the Muscles Song

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Students review the muscles of the body. They perform the functions of the muscles of the body to the tune of "Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer".
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The Inside Story of Muscles, Bones and Exercise

For Teachers 1st
First graders explore how they can help their muscles and bones grow strong through the use of physical activity.
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Body and Blood

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students explore the cardiovascular system. Through the use of video, students observe the heart pumping an oxygen-enriched blood supply through arteries to the muscles in use during exercise. They participate in activities to explore...
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My Pyramid

For Teachers 1st
First graders explore the Food Pyramid. For this food pyramid lesson students investigate the food groups in the food pyramid. Students discover the importance of exercise in a healthy lifestyle.
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Five Physical Fitness Components

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Five learning stations for five physical fitness components: cardiovascular exercise, body composition, muscle endurance, muscular strength, and flexibility. As pupils progress through each station, they will complete assigned tasks,...
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Elastic Band Exercise

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders build muscle strength by using elastic bands. In this elastic band exercise instructional activity, 7th graders do various stretches and movements using an elastic band. Students go to different stations to do different...
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Physical Education Lesson Plan - Medicine Ball

For Teachers 4th - 7th
Use the medicine ball to help young learners develop strength in the core muscle groups. The Russian twists develop oblique strength, push-ups develop triceps strength, sit-ups work on abdominal strength, and squats develop quadriceps...
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Flip Flop

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
Young scholars participate in a stretching warm-up exercise. In this physical education lesson, students warm up the large muscle groups by standing on their hands and legs in a belly up position or a belly down position. Young scholars...

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