Flexibility and core strength

In the sport of athletics, flexibility and core strength are key. In this lesson, we will develop these through challenging tasks and activities. Your stability and coordination skills will also be improved along with your decision-making skills.

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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.A strong core helps us to move with control and balance. True or false?

1/3

Q2.Sitting in what sort of position helps us to develop our core strength and posture?

2/3

Q3.Lifting very heavy weights helps to develop our flexibility. True or False?

3/3

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:

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.A strong core helps us to move with control and balance. True or false?

1/3

Q2.Sitting in what sort of position helps us to develop our core strength and posture?

2/3

Q3.Lifting very heavy weights helps to develop our flexibility. True or False?

3/3

Video

Click on the play button to start the video. If your teacher asks you to pause the video and look at the worksheet you should:

  • Click "Close Video"
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Worksheet

These slides will take you through some tasks for the lesson. If you need to re-play the video, click the ‘Resume Video’ icon. If you are asked to add answers to the slides, first download or print out the worksheet. Once you have finished all the tasks, click ‘Next’ below.

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Quiz:

Flexibility and core strength

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

Q1.Stretching after exercise helps improve our flexibility. How long should you hold a stretch for?

1/3

Q2.Which muscle group helps us to touch our toes?

2/3

Q3.Which of the following athletics events requires most core strength?

3/3

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:

Flexibility and core strength

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

Q1.Stretching after exercise helps improve our flexibility. How long should you hold a stretch for?

1/3

Q2.Which muscle group helps us to touch our toes?

2/3

Q3.Which of the following athletics events requires most core strength?

3/3

Lesson summary: Flexibility and core strength

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Time to move!

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

For 5 mins...

Move around:
Climb stairs

On the spot:
Dance