Element 2.2: Achieve and maintain a health-enhancing level of fitness throughout the program
Artifact: Workout log for one week of swim practice
Date: December 4, 2010-December 11, 2010
This is a record of one week of swim practice leading up to a swim meet against Oneonta.
This is a typical week of swim practice and it includes over 10 hours of exercise not counting the meet itself.This workout log touches on all aspects of health related physical fitness. Cardiovascular fitness is improved throughout the week since swimming is a sport that involves a lot of lung control. Muscular endurance is developed on the days where we swam more yards. Muscular strength is improved in the weight room as well as when swimming shorter faster sets. Flexibility is improved through stretching, and body composition is improved throughout the week since we burn so many calories working out.
It is important for physical educators to maintain a health-enhancing level of fitness because we need to demonstrate for our students what living a healthy lifestyle means. Just like you wouldn’t listen to a math teacher who doesn’t know math, students won’t listen to a physical educator who isn’t physically fit themselves. Also, through striving to be the best athlete that I can be, I’ve learned a lot more about exercising that I can now pass on to my students.