Nutrition

 Food and Fitness

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In the next instalment, former pupil Max Edwards will give some fitness tips to succeed in professional sport as he has recently played for Harlequins Rugby League 1st team.
 

Nutrition

 
Food is very important for everyday life as well as sport...
 
See attached sheet...
 

Exercise of the Term – ‘Squat’

 

An exercise needed for everyday movements such as sitting and standing. Also a key exercise for any sportsman or woman as it builds power, strength and endurance in the legs.
 
 
Practice by standing in front of a chair and gradually lowering yourself to sit down, with hands in front of body and head up. As the back of your legs touch the chair, stand up again.
 
To make the exercise harder, jump up instead of standing up, or hold a dumbbell in each hand.
 
Wayne Rooney and Johnny Wilkinson are two people who complete squats in their training programme. See if you can do 40 in 1 minute.

Workouts of the Term (WOW)

  1. 5 pull ups, 10 press ups, 15 squats – completing all exercises in that order counts as one set. Complete as many sets as you can in 10 minutes.
  2. Complete 1 press up and 1 sit up, then 2 press up and 2 sit ups, then 3 press ups and 3 sit ups – continue like this up to 10 press ups and 10 sit ups.
  3. Time yourself completing a 500m row. Record your time so you can try to beat it next time you row.
 
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Challenge Corner

 
Every half term a fitness challenge will be issued. If you can complete the challenge, you will be entered into a prize draw.
 
This half term, the challenge is to complete 1 ‘muscle up’ and 3 ‘head to floor handstand press ups’.
 
A muscle up can be completed on the outdoor fitness equipment at school. It involves doing an explosive pull up so you can rise above the bar and then push yourself as high as you can so the bar is at your waist.