by Caroline, William, Joshua, & Chelsea
All of the kids in Stanley's old school made fun of him because he was fat. Thanks to the months he spent at Camp Green Lake digging holes all day in the hot sun, he became strong and fit. Our team members have participated in the national Presidential Fitness Program for several years. Following are the exercise descriptions, requirements for the different levels, and pictures of us doing the exercises. Have you successfully lost weight through exercise? Tell us about it, so we can share your experience here.
Student removes shoes and sits on floor with knees fully extended, feet shoulder-width apart and soles of the feet held flat aginst the end of the box. With hands on top of each other, palms down, and legs held flat, student reaches along the measuring line as far as possible. After three practice reaches,the fourth reach is held while the distance is recorded.
Have student lie on cushioned, clean sureface with knees flexed and feet about 12 inches from buttocks. Partner holds feet. Arms are crossd with hands placed on opposite shoulders and elbows held close to chest. Keeping this arm position, student raises the trunk, curling up to touch elbows to thighs and then lowers the back to the floor so that the scapulas (shoulder blades) touch the floor, for one curl-up. To start, a timer calls out the signal "Ready? go!" and begins timing student for one minute.
Mark two parallel lines 30 feet apart and place two blocks of wood or similar object (approximate size of "2" x "2" x "4") behind one of the lines. Students start behind opposite line. On the signal "Ready? Go!" the student runs to the blocks, picks one up, runs back to the starting line, places block behind the line, runs back and picks up the second block and runs back across starting line.
Keep back and neck straight, support weight with hands and toes.
Students are timed running a mile.
|Presidential Level Physical Fitness Requirements|
|National Level Physical Fitness Requirements|
Stanley's Fitness Page