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					                        Exercise Your Muscles
                            Lesson 1: Chest & Back

                                             Lesson
 Objectives                                  •   Identify where the chest and back muscles
 1. Learn the location and function of the       are located.
    chest and back muscles.                  •   The chest and back muscles perform
 2. Learn exercises that strengthen the          opposite motions.
    chest and back muscles.                      • The chest muscles help you push
                                                    things away from you. For example, if
 Curriculum Ties                                    you are sitting at a desk and push away
    •   Healthful living                            from the desk, you are using your chest
    •   Science                                     muscles.
    •   Critical thinking                        • The back muscles help you pull things
                                                    towards you. For example, if you are
 Teacher Planning                                   sitting at a desk and you pull yourself
 Time Required for Lesson - 25 minutes              towards the desk, you are using your
 Materials/Resources -                              back muscles.
    • Harrison Dog Illustration
    • Bamboo Zoo Crew Exercise               Lifting books or toys are examples of using
       Illustration                          the chest and back muscles together.
    • Bamboo Zoo Crew Game Illustration      Harrison Dog plays tug-of-war and basketball.
    • Pull up bar, book or ball              These games, and most others, also use the
                                             chest and back muscles together.




BAMBOO ZOO – Get Moving!                         Exercise Your Muscles - Lesson One
           Get Moving
                     like

         Harrison Dog
   Activity 1
   Strengthening your chest muscles:
   • On the Bamboo Zoo Crew Exercise
      Illustration point to Belinda Cat.
      She is doing a push up with her
      knees on the floor. She is
      exercising her chest muscles.

   •   Practice doing push-ups like
       Belinda. Are your muscles
       working? How many push-ups can
       you do before your muscles are
       tired? Remember, the more you do
       this exercise, the stronger your
       muscles will become and the more
       you will be able to do.

   •   On the Bamboo Zoo Crew Game
       Illustration can you tell which
       character is using the chest
       muscles in the game they are
       playing? How do you know?
       (Belinda Cat - playing basketball-
       her chest muscles are pushing the
       ball away from her when she
       bounces it.)




BAMBOO ZOO – Get Moving!                    Exercise Your Muscles - Lesson One
 Activity 2
 Strengthening your back muscles:
 • Using the Bamboo Zoo Crew
    Exercise Illustration find Lester
    Panda. He is doing pull-ups. He
    is exercising his back muscles.

 • Practice doing pull-ups like
   Lester. If a pull-up bar is not
   available hold a ball or book with
   both hands and lift it up above
   your head, keeping your arms
   straight. Lower and repeat. Can
   you feel your back muscles
   working?

 • Using the Bamboo Zoo Crew
   Game Illustration can you tell
   which character is using his or
   her back muscles in the game
   they are playing? How do you
   know? (Lester Panda - throwing a
   baseball)




 Activity 3
 Practice doing the exercises from
 Activity 1 & 2 each day this week for
 your chest and back muscles.




BAMBOO ZOO – Get Moving!                 Exercise Your Muscles - Lesson One