Challenge #2 – Quick Jump
Are you ready for the next Davies Sports Personal Challenge? Challenge #2 is Quick Jump. Simply jump from side to side for 60 seconds. Start with a steady pace and use your arms to keep balance. Focus on an imaginary line or use a throwdown marker to jump across. Don’t forget to count how many jumps you can do!
What are the benefits?
Practicing exercises such as the Quick Jump can help to increase agility, improve balance and co-ordination and increases heart rate. All these benefits all help to improve overall fitness and improve overall concentration.
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 the Quick Jump too easy? If you're looking to increase the challenge why not try a different variation:
- Jumping forwards and backwards
- Jumping twice on the same spot before jumping to the other side
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 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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