Challenge #3 – Star Jump
Are you ready for the next Davies Sports Personal Challenge? Challenge #3 is Star Jump. Start with your feet together and arms by your side, jump and extend your legs and raise your arms at the same time. Jump back to the starting position and repeat. How many jumps can you do in 60 seconds?
What are the benefits?
Practicing exercises such as the Star Jump can help to increase heart rate and strengthen arms, legs and core. These benefits all help towards improving overall fitness.
Short bursts of physical activity help to refocus distracted minds. The challenge gets the whole class moving together for 60 seconds and then return to the lesson focused and re-energized ready to learn.
Are Star Jumps too easy? If your looking to increase the challenge why not try a different variation:
- Skier Jack – Start with your feet together and arms by your sides. Then jump one foot forward and the other foot back as you swing the opposite arm up and forward and the other hand back and down toward the ground.
- Plyo Jack - Start with your feet together and arms by your sides. Squat slightly and explode off the ground extending both arms and legs. Before landing, bring your arms and legs back together to perform the starting position again.
What is the 60 Second Challenge?
Being physically active every day is essential for a child’s growth and development. The aim of the Personal Challenge is to get children moving by challenging them to complete an exercise in 60 seconds. Although, it might be difficult to fit activity in around the school day, these simple ideas can give children that extra boost of activity and get everyone moving together.
These challenges only take 60 seconds to complete, require little-to-no equipment and contribute to improving overall fitness. Simply stand up from the desk and get moving. Set the challenge at the beginning of the week and repeat each day. Get the children to note down how many star jumps they can do. Try to motivate the children to beat their score the next day. At the end of the week everyone can review their scores to see how they have done. Have they improved? We have created a Personal Tracker to make this simple, don’t forget to download yours here.
Make sure to keep up with our latest personal challenge, follow us on Twitter @DaviesSportsUK to find the latest challenge every Monday. Tweet us using the hashtag #DSPersonalChallenge and let us know how you get on.
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