Challenge #4 – Run on the spot
Are you ready for the next Davies Sports Personal Challenge? Challenge #4 is Run on the spot. Simply, run on the spot for 60 seconds. Make sure to stay in the same spot, so you don’t run into your neighbours’ space. Pump your arms to go faster, can you run for the whole 60 seconds? If you need to slow down, try walking for 5 seconds and start to run again, how few breaks can you take?
What are the benefits?
Practicing exercises such as running can get the heart racing quickly, increasing heart rate can help to improve fitness. Running also uses multiple muscle groups such as the arms and legs.
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.
Is Running too easy? If your looking to increase the challenge why not try a different variation:
- Do High knees for 60 seconds. As you alternate raising knees use your palms to touch your knee as it is raised.
- Run for 5 seconds, crouch down to the floor and do a burpee. Jump back up and run again. How many times can you repeat the activity?
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 long they can run on the spot. 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.