No Excuses! - A Documentary on Quality Physical Education
QUALITY PHYSICAL EDUCATION ADVOCACY
EFFECTIVE TEACHING STRATEGIES
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Resources for Weight Training and Conditioning
Benefits of Weight Training and Conditioning
National Strength and Conditioning Association Position Statement on Long-Term Athletic Development
- Increased Metabolic Rate - Weight training increases the body's metabolic rate, causing the body to burn more calories throughout the day.
- Increasing and Restoring Bone Density - Inactivity and aging can lead to a decrease in bone density and brittleness. Studies have proven that consistent weight training can increase bone density and help prevent Osteoporosis.
- Increased Lean Muscle Mass and Muscle Strength, Power, and Endurance - Everyone can benefit from being stronger. We can work harder, we can play more, we can workout longer, and we can be more alive.
- Injury Prevention - A wide variety of sports-related or life-related injuries can be prevented by strengthening muscles and joints.
- Improved Balance, Flexibility, Mobility and Stability - Stronger and more resilient muscles improves our balance, which means more comfortable living & accidents.
- Decreased Risk of Coronary Disease - Participation in a consistent weight training program has a wide variety of affiliated health benefits including decreasing cholesterol and lowering your blood pressure.
- Aids Rehabilitation and Recovery - One of the best ways to heal many types of injuries is to strengthen muscles surrounding the injured area. The stronger your muscles, the quicker the healing process.
- Enhanced Performance in Sports or Exercise - No matter what your favorite sport or physical activity, your performance can unquestionably be improved with a proper strength training program.
- Aging Gracefully - Physical activity keeps us alive and vibrant.
- Feeling Better and Looking Better - As painful as weight training can sometimes feel, there is nothing more satisfying than the feeling after a good solid work-out. Stronger muscles and joints can have a dramatic impact on posture and leaner toned muscles tend to make everyone feel better about their appearance. This all leads to improved self-esteem and self-confidence.
SAFETY TIPS FOR WEIGHT LIFTING