Balance

In this lesson, we will develop your stabilising muscles to improve your balance and posture. In athletics, stability and core strength is key to being a successful athlete and required in all athletic events.

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Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

Before we start this lesson, let’s see what you can remember from this topic. Here’s a quick quiz!

Q1.Which of these activities requires most balance?

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Q2.It is easier to balance when your arms are straight down by your side. True or false?

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Q3.Stretches should be performed in both a warm-up and a cool-down. True or false?

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Quiz:

Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

Before we start this lesson, let’s see what you can remember from this topic. Here’s a quick quiz!

Q1.Which of these activities requires most balance?

1/3

Q2.It is easier to balance when your arms are straight down by your side. True or false?

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Q3.Stretches should be performed in both a warm-up and a cool-down. True or false?

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Video

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Worksheet

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Quiz:

Balance

Don’t worry if you get a question wrong! Forgetting is an important step in learning. We will recap next lesson.

Q1.In which 3 of the following disciplines is balance and core strength needed?

Select three (3) boxes

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Q2.Exercise helps us lead a healthy lifestyle. How many minutes of exercise should young people (aged 5 - 18) do per day?

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Q3.Jessica Ennis-Hill won a gold medal at the London 2012 Olympics in which athletics event?

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This quiz includes images that don't have any alt text - please contact your teacher who should be able to help you with an audio description.

Quiz:

Balance

Don’t worry if you get a question wrong! Forgetting is an important step in learning. We will recap next lesson.

Q1.In which 3 of the following disciplines is balance and core strength needed?

Select three (3) boxes

1/3

Q2.Exercise helps us lead a healthy lifestyle. How many minutes of exercise should young people (aged 5 - 18) do per day?

2/3

Q3.Jessica Ennis-Hill won a gold medal at the London 2012 Olympics in which athletics event?

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Lesson summary: Balance

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Time to move!

Did you know that exercise helps your concentration and ability to learn?

For 5 mins...

Move around:
Jog

On the spot:
Dance

This was the final lesson in the unit Athletic activity: developing power, strength and speed.

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