School Curriculum Grades K-12 TRX Suspension Training
PURPOSE: COMBAT OBESITY TRENDS The percentage of children aged 6–11 years in the United States who were obese increased from 7% in 1980 to nearly 18% in Similarly, the percentage of adolescents aged 12–19 years who were obese increased from 5% to 18% over the same period. 1, 2 (CDC)
PURPOSE: COMBAT OBESITY TRENDS Percentage of high school students who were obese*- selected U.S. states, Youth Risk Behavior Survey, 2011
DEFINITION: TRX SUSPENSION TRAINING “A form of body weight resistance training that uses gravity to alter stability allowing the person to simultaneously build strength, balance, flexibility and core stability.”
3 PRINCIPLES OF PROGRESSION Vector Resistance Principle Applies mainly to all standing exercises Changing your body position and moving your center of gravity outside your base of support to change the exercise resistance Pendulum Principle Applies mainly to all ground-based exercises Moving your body in a supine or prone position away or toward from the anchor point to work more or less against gravity, changing the exercise resistance
3 PRINCIPLES OF PROGRESSION Stability Principle Relationship between your center of gravity and base of support Stability is maximized with large base of support and the center of gravity is positioned in the middle of that base TRX offers OVER 300 EXERCISES!
WHY TRX? “Research-based exercises to aid MVPA!”
WHY TRX? “Adaptable to meet all individual fitness levels!”
WHY TRX? “Portable for physical activity anywhere!”
WHY TRX? “Unique, creative, and fun!”
WHY TRX? “Functional for everyday living!” Improves POSTURE/FLEXIBILITY after hours of sitting during class time, and heavy backpack use!
WHY TRX? “Accessible to entire school community!” TEACHERS use of TRX during free time!
WHY TRX? “Cost-effective equipment and set-up!” GREEN-FRIENDLY fitness with TRX!
NASPE TRX TRX complements all 5 NASPE Standards to develop physically literate individuals! TRX enhances the knowledge, skills and confidence to enjoy a lifetime of healthful physical activity! TRX was recently featured on the cover of Strategies: A Journal for Physical and Sport Educators!
HOW TRX? 1. A true FUNCTIONAL MOVEMENT modality of exercise simultaneously incorporating strength, balance, flexibility and core stability that compliments life and sport! 2. EDUCATION of the basic principles and applied science behind body weight resistance training using TRX Suspension Training!
HOW TRX? 3. A FUN way to improve and maintain a healthful level of physical fitness! 4. A REALISTIC tool, education and programming to promote long-term health and wellness benefits!
NASPE TRX NASPE Standard 1 – The physically literate individual demonstrates competency in a variety of motor skills and movement patterns. TRX Complement 1 – True functional exercise that improves the way we move during daily life, based upon our six fundamental movements (i.e. push, pull, squat, lunge, step, rotate). TRX also maximizes core function by altering the body’s stability during exercise.
NASPE TRX NASPE Standard 2 – The physically literate individual applies knowledge of concepts, principles, strategies and tactics related to movement and performance. TRX Complement 2 – TRX is a modality of strength training that increases understanding of the basic fundamentals of strength training (i.e. increasing performance, strength, and decreasing injury).
NASPE TRX NASPE Standard 3 – The physically literate individual applies knowledge and skills to achieve and maintain a health-enhancing level of physical activity and fitness. TRX Complement 3 –TRX is adaptable for all fitness levels, and through setting individual goals it allows participants to achieve a health-enhanced level of fitness.
NASPE TRX NASPE Standard 4 – The physically literate individual exhibits responsible personal and social behavior that respects self and others. TRX Complement 4 – TRX provides an safe environment that promotes students to exercise at their own appropriate intensity level. TRX programming allows students to participate in group activity and encourage one another’s performance.
NASPE TRX NASPE Standard 5 – The physically literate individual recognizes the value of physical activity for health, enjoy- ment, challenge, self-expression and/or social interaction. TRX Complement 5 – TRX programming is adaptable for students of all fitness levels producing an increase of self-efficacy, social interaction and encourages an independent, physically active and healthy lifestyle.
IMPLEMENTING TRX TRX School Curriculum (K-12) includes… Breakdown of how TRX complements NASPE TRX exercises that correlate to the specific standards-based outcome benchmarks assigned to every grade Block plans for every grade accompanied by example lesson plans for different grade levels
IMPLEMENTING TRX TRX School Curriculum (K-12) includes… Glossary of terms and definitions A complete photo library for all exercises and grade specific introductions Scalable high school workout models focusing on the FITT principle specifically tailored towards strength, conditioning (CV), flexibility and HIIT
APPLYING TRX Working under conditions… We understand that applying TRX will be an addition to one’s regular curriculum. The intention is to offer a systematic approach to implement TRX into the P.E. classroom while minimizing stress and maximizing effectiveness. TRX programming is not intended to take a full class period, but rather be implemented in sections taking as little as 10 minutes of class time.
WRSD TRX Wachusett Regional School District (MA) Largest regional (land area) district in state 5 towns, 13 schools total (K-12) 2010 Carol M. White PEP Award Winner Fitness- based goals to maximize MVPA, fitness levels (FitnessGram), and student engagement Teachers were highly interested in TRX product to improve strength and conditioning
WRSD TRX Each school purchased/received… 16 TRX Suspension Trainers 4 TRX Multi-Mounts with installation 2 TRX Professional Trainings Krystal Say (Senior Instructor, TRX) Teachers were highly impressed with trainings! Krystal Say hired spring 2013 to write/oversee TRX School Curriculum (K-12)!
WRSD TRX Pilot Year… Curriculum distributed with training on Sept. 18 Follow-up training during full professional development date on Nov. 12 On-going consulting and support via Krystal! Current TRX Teaching Methods & Programming Station-based model, video analysis, AppleTV- apps Core activity, warm-up, before/after school clubs
EXAMPLES TRX Fitness Stations!
EXAMPLES TRX Fitness Stations Continued!
EXAMPLES TRX Technology: HD Projector, iPad2, iMovie App!
THANK YOU! Dr. Joella Mehrhof Professor & Advisor, Emporia State University On-going support and inspiration during graduate program, and PEP Grant ( ) Dr. Robert Fitzpatrick Professor, Emporia State University Professional consultant/partner during WRSD curriculum development (K-12)