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The FASTEST Way to reach your P.E.A.K.!
               P.E.A.K                                                Participant

      CHALLENGE                                                          Teacher

 CONGRATULATIONS! You’ve taken the first step toward reaching your P.E.A.K (patriot, elite,
athletic, knowledge). Advanced Fitness class is designed for the high performance high school
student who aspires to maximize improvements in speed, strength, endurance and power
performance. The P.E.A.K program for the high performance student goes beyond the level of our
traditional Introduction to Fitness class. An Advanced Fitness class workout is your personal key to
unlock the door to enhanced performance and a personal investment in your future.

During this 16 week P.E.A.K Challenge period, students will be assessed during a critical
performance evaluation in a battery of physical speed and strength tests at the beginning of the
challenge to assess current level of ability, establish performance goals and allow us to record and
monitor progress over the course of the challenge. At end of the 16 week challenge the student
will be evaluated again to determine their P.E.A.K challenge performance improvements.
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                                            ADVANCED FITNESS SYLLABUS
     INSTRUCTORS                                                                    GRADING CATEGORIES:
     Tom Aipperspach-Educator 38 years, Head Basketball Coach 23 years              The following are the categories by which students are graded in
     Lee Neumann—Educator 28 years, Head Football Coach 21 years                    introduction and Advanced Fitness.
     Eric Taylor—Educator 18 years, Head Athletic Trainer 18 years
     Scott Reynolds – Educator 10 years, Head Soccer Coach 8 years                  Dress and Participation (effort, attitude, behavior, dress etc.)         60%
     Brad Dalton – Educator 10 years, Head Baseball Coach 4 years                   Fitness Testing                                                          20%
     Amy Dunn – Educator 2 years, Varsity Assistant Girls Soccer Coach 4 years      Fitness Final Exam (written exam)                                        10%
     CLASS EXPECTATIONS                                                             Fitness Workout Handbook                                                 10%
          Come energized, excited, prepared to workout and have FUN!
          Wear appropriate fitness shoes and clothes to workout in.
          Take personal and social responsibility for your actions.                During a daily workout you may earn 20 points. Examples of point deduction
          Develop a good attitude about working hard and helping your                          include the following:
           classmates improve.
          Treat others with respect and be considerate.                            Absence                                                 = 20 points
          Leave no trace! Clean up after yourself!                                 Tardy                                                   = 5 points
          Ask for help if you are unsure of anything                               Dress/Participation                                     = 1-20 points
          Monitor your intensity! Listen to your body!
          Develop good hygiene habits.                                             The following grading scale will be used in the Introduction to Fitness and
          Respect equipment and inform teachers of needed repairs                  Advanced Fitness classes.
          Share!
                                                                                    A = 100%-90%
     CLASSROOM PROCEDURE                                                            B = 89-80%
                                                                                    C = 79-70%
     Check-In                                                                       D = 69-60%
           Students will enter the classroom through the upper gym doors at         F = Below 60%
           the beginning of class , check-in with the teacher and sit in your
           attendance lines. Students will then have 4 minutes to dress into        DISCIPLINE PROCEDURES:
           their fitness clothes and return to class and seated for attendance.     1.          First infraction will include a reminder regarding your participation.
           Students who are TARDY will not be permitted to enter class              2.          Second infraction will include a verbal warning which will result in
           without a Tardy slip from the attendance office.                                     points deduction.
                                                                                    3.          Third infraction will include a verbal warning, phone call to parents
     Check-Out                                                                                  and referral to administration
           Students will have 5-10 minutes to shower and dress into their           4.          Fourth warning will include an immediate referral to
           school clothes and then must check-out in the upstairs gym in their                  administration.
           roll call lines with their teacher prior to the end of class. Students
           who do not checkout will lose participation points and may be
           referred to the administration.
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                                          ADVANCED FITNESS SYLLABUS
     School Tardy                                                                   Breathe in and out on each repetition
                Students who are Tardy to class will not be permitted to enter      Never bounce, jerk the weight, or arch your back while lifting
                class without reporting to room to the attendance office to         Only use the amount of weight that you are prepared to lift
                obtain a Tardy slip.                                                 properly.
                                                                                    Never attempt 1 rep max lifts you have not trained for
     In-Class Tardy
                                                                                     FREE WEIGHTS
                 Students who are not present for attendance within 5 minutes
                 after the beginning of class will receive an In-Class Tardy.       Use collars on all Olympic bars
                 Students who receive an In-Class Tardy will lose points at         Do not drop or throw weights on the floor.
                 teacher discretion.                                                Unload bars evenly when you are finished with them
                                                                                    Use spotter
     Safety in The Weight Room
                                                                                    Never get under a bar without a spotter
                GENERAL
                The number one concern in the weight room is SAFETY!               When two or more weights equal one weight, change to that
                Enter the weight room mentally and physically ready to              higher plate.
                 workout.                                                            SPOTTER
                Proper attire must be worn while lifting                           Spotters must always have their full attention on the lifter
                There is absolutely no horseplay allowed in the weight room        Be in the ready position to help or free the lifter at any time
                Make sure your area is clear of equipment before and after         Do not allow the bar to tilt as the lifter performs the exercise
                                                                                    Use the over/under grip when spotting the bench press.
                Keep it clean! No food, pop, etc.
                Help and encourage each other. Make your Team Great.
                ABSOLUTELY NO iPODS, MP3’s, POP, GUM, OR FOOD
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                              P.E.A.K DYNAMIC WARM-UP
     You must perform the P.E.A.K. Dynamic Warm-Up before every strength and speed
        session. The Dynamic Warm-Up will do the following:
      Improve performance
      Increase body core temperature
      Activate the nervous system
      Improve flexibility
      Increase coordination
      Improve aerobic and anaerobic systems
      Strengthen muscles and connective tissue
      Improve motor skill acquisition
      Improve joint stability
      Decrease the chance of injury
      Improve neuromuscular patterns for jumping and running.
     The Dynamic Warm-Up prepares your body for the upcoming workout. Perform every
        exercise during the Dynamic Warm-up with perfect technique. All the positions
        used during the warm-up can improve running and jumping form and speed. After
        the Dynamic Warm-up is complete, you are ready for the next part of the your
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                                               EVALUATION REPORT
                                                            Body Composition:
     Body Composition:
     FFM:FM Ratio:                                          FFM:FM Ratio:

                                                            Fitness Test Battery:
     Fitness Test Battery:
                                                                            Score                         Points
                     Score                         Points
                                                            Sit and Reach:
     Sit and Reach:
                                                            Vertical Jump:
     Vertical Jump:
                                                            5-10-5 Test:
     5-10-5 Test:
                                                            20 Test:
     20 Test:
                                                            Mile Run:
     Mile Run:
                                                                                           Total Points
                                    Total Points
                                                            Weight Lifting Test Battery:
     Weight Lifting Test Battery:

     Bench Max                                              Bench Max
                                                            Squat Max
     Squat Max
                                                            Clean Max
     Clean Max
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              S M A R T                         L F E S T Y L E                                G O A L S
   If you knew you were going to live to 100, how would you change your life?
   IMMEDIATE CHANGES                                                 LONG-TERM CHANGES
   List the immediate changes that you know deep down in your        List the long term changes that you would make:
   heart you need to make:
   1.                                                                1.

   2.                                                                2.

   3.                                                                3.

   4.                                                                4.

   5.                                                                5.
   Follow the SMART guidelines below and develop 5 BODY FIT CHALLENEGE goals to achieve over the next 16 weeks.
   SPECIFIC (date, time, place)
   MEASUREABLE (time, distance, quantity)
   ATTAINABLE (make sure you can reach your goal)
   REALISTIC (make sure you can accomplish your goal based on your strengths, abilities, talents etc.)
   TIMELY (when will you accomplish the goal)
   Example: I will run the mile run in fitness class on September 4th in 7 minutes and 30 seconds.




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                                              BODY COMPOSITION

        There are various physiologic testing measures (ie. 20 yd dash, vertical jump, etc.) that we use at Centennial High School in
         order to assess a student’s physical health. These tests give the Centennial High School Instructors and the student valuable
         information as to: 1) How we design, organize, and reevaluate our fitness model? 2) Is the student improving his/her
         overall level of fitness?
        One of the testing measures we use is called bioimpedence testing for overall body composition. This test gives the
         instructors and student immediate feedback for how the student’s fat free mass (FFM on the read out) compares to the
         student’s fat mass (FM on the read out). There is an important ratio that a healthy student should strive for between these
         two numbers: 1) Females—for every pound of FM you should strive for three to four pounds of FFM. For example, if the
         read out should say 20 lbs. FM, the female student should strive for 60-80 lbs. of FFM. 2) Males—for every pound of FM
         you should strive for four to five pounds of FFM. For example, if the read out should say 20 lbs. FM, the male student should
         strive for 80-100 lbs. of FFM.
        This test is in no way designed to make the students feel bad about themselves. The bioimpedence testing is a measure in
         which a student can strive to improve his/her overall level of fitness. When we pre and post test the student for body
         composition, the intent is to give the student valuable information as to how they continue to evaluate and reevaluate
         his/her level of fitness and make changes if necessary.
        There is other information on the readout that is of much less importance to the instructors and the student. We are not
         concerned about the percentage of body fat, we are not concerned about the weight (muscle weighs more than fat, so if
         they are working hard they might gain some weight), we are not concerned about the goal percentage of body fat (this
         measurement just tells the student and instructors that if a student is below that “goal percentage” we need to ask
         ourselves why that is—it could be a red flag). We are by no means asking any student to get to that “goal percentage”. We
         definitely do not want that.
        If there are any concerns by the student or his/her parent’s, please feel free to call Centennial High School anytime you have
         a concern.

        Below are the measurements we would like the student to write down off his/her read out:

         START                                                                FINISH
         __________FFM (muscle)         ____________FM (fat)                  __________FFM (muscle)          ____________FM (fat)

         Divide FFM by FM (FFM/FM = your ratio) _______                       Divide FFM by FM (FFM/FM = your ratio) _______
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                                NUTRITION                                                            CARDIO
     EAT SMART: Don’t just eat less – eat smart!                              CARDIO
            An average restaurant’s serving size of pasta is enough          •    CARDIO BENEFITS
             for five people.                                                 •    (+) BOOSTS:
            1 ounce of rice or pasta = a tennis ball or the size of your             Mood
             fist.                                                                    Weight Loss
            12 ounce potato = a baseball.                                            Overall Health
            3 ounces of lean meat = a deck of playing cards.                         Heart and Lung Function
            1 ounce of cheese = a pair of dice or the size of your                   Immune System
             thumb.                                                           •    (-) LOWERS:
                                                                                      Weight
     WHAT WORKS? Simple practices that become healthy habits.                         Body Fat
            Eat every 3 or 4 hours to prevent hunger and maintain                    Stress
             energy.                                                                  Fatigue
            Eat at least 2-3 servings each of fruit and veggies a day.               Hypertension
            Snacks should be around 200 calories.                                    Risk of Disease / Illness
            Have some protein with every meal or snack.
            Eat between 6-10 servings of grains.                             TIPS:
            Eat 3 servings of dairy a day.                                    There’s really no best cardio. Anything that gets your
            Don’t skip meals.                                                      heart rate up within your target heart rate zone and
            Add more fiber to your diet.                                           provides a challenge will work just fine.
            Make smart choices from every food group.                         Mix things up. You don’t have to do the same cardio
            Find your balance between food and physical activity.                  every time. By changing your cardio modes, you’ll help
            Get the most nutrition out of your calories.                           starve off frustrating fitness plateaus.
            Stay within your daily calorie needs.                             Stay hydrated. Drink water before, during and after your
     O                                                                              workout.
                                                                               Don’t forget your IPOD or MP3 player!
     ne size doesn't fit all. offers you a personal eating plan with the foods and
          amounts that are right for you.
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                                         HOW TO CALCULATE YOUR
                                           TARGET HEART RATE
      Do you want to get the most out of those 30-60 minutes on any kind of cardio exercise? You maximize the benefits of
      cardiovascular activity when you exercise in the zone of your target heart rate (THR). In general terms, your THR is 60-80% of
      your maximum heart rate. You should ensure during your workout that your heart rate falls within your target heart rate zone
      to maximize cardiovascular fitness. The most common way to take your HR is to place two fingers below the jawline, along
      the trachea (windpipe) to feel for a pulse, again using your index and middle fingers. This is called a carotid pulse check..
      When taking your pulse for ten seconds during a workout, stop exercising. Do not allow yourself to rest before taking your
      pulse, and immediately resume exercise after the ten seconds. Multiply by 6 and you'll have your heart rate. Here's how to
      find your THR.
      STEP 1
                    Find your maximum heart rate.
                    Subtract your age from 220. This is your maximum heart rate (HRmax). For example, the HRmax for a 18-
                    year-old would be

                    220 - 18 = 202.                              220 -             (AGE) =           (HRmax)
      STEP 2
                    Calculate the lower limit of your THR. Figure 60% of the HRmax (multiply by 0.6) . For example,

                    202 * 0.6 = 121.                             (HRmax)           *.60         =
      STEP 3
                    Calculate the upper limit of your THR. Figure 80% of the HRmax (multiply by 0.8). For example,

                    (202 * 0.8) = 161.                           (HRmax)           * .80        =
      STEP 4
                    Divide the values obtained in steps 3 and 4 by the number 6 to obtain your THR in beats per ten
                    seconds. For example,
                    121 / 6 = 20 (lower limit)                   (lowerTHR)        / 6=
                    161 / 6 = 27 (upper limit)                   (upperTHR)         / 6=
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                                                                                      CORE TRAINING
     RESISTANCE TRAINING                                              CORE TRAINING
     •   RESISTANCE TRAINING BENEFITS                                 •    CORE stability comes into play every time you move,
     •   (+) BOOSTS:                                                       core training is recommended by sports-medicine
            Strength                                                      experts, physicians, athletic trainers and fitness
            Coordination                                                  professionals. Because many CORE exercises also
            Balance                                                       involve other areas of the body, CORE training is
            Speed                                                         excellent for total body conditioning!
            Injury Prevention
                                                                                          CENTER YOURSELF
     •   (-) LOWERS:
            Risk of Chronic Diseases                                 THE DRAWING-IN MANEUVER:
            Body Fat                                                 •    Drawing your belly button to your spine is the most basic
            Stress                                                        core stability exercise and van be performed virtually
            Fatigue                                                       anywhere. This drawing –in maneuver helps protect
            Osteoperosis                                                  your spine and improves your posture during everyday
            Risk of Disease / Illness                                     activities and exercises.
     •   TIPS:                                                        •    While sitting, standing or on your hands and knees,
        Resistance training is any activity that uses opposing            simply pull your belly button toward your spine.
         force (gravity, weights, machines, bands, etc.) to           •    Breathe normally.
         increase strength, enhance muscle tone and preserve or       •    Don’t worry if you can’t hold this position for more than
         build lean body tissue (muscle). It’s an imoprtant part of        a few seconds.
         every workout, regardless of your goals.
                                                                      •    Practice it regularly and increase your core strength
                                                                      •    Be sure to do this before and during any exercise –
                                                                           cardio, resistance, flexibility and core.
                                                                      STABILITY BALLS:
                                                                      •    Stability balls are great for strengthening the often
                                                                           neglected lower back. Stability ball also help you
                                                                           improve your balance and overall coordination. Have a
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                                                                       Acceleration Technique
                                                                       •          Acceleration is your ability to quickly cover a short
                Speed Training                                                    distance. Acceleration requires you to have a
                                                                                  combination of sprint technique and lower body
                                                                                  strength. To accelerate properly, remember the
    Landing Position                                                              following techniques.
    •    Landing properly from all types of jumps is critical to       •          TIPS:
         performance. Using this technique, your body will be in                       Body at 45 degree angle
         a position to move powerfully in any direction. Poor                          Eyes/Head down
         landing technique puts you at risk for injury. When                           Arms at 90 degree angle
         landing, you must sit back and lower your center of                           Shin at a 45 degree angle
         gravity so that your shoulders are over your knees and                        Ankle behind knee
         over your ankles. You must concentrate on landing                             Toe up
         softly with your feet shoulder width apart.                                   As long stride as possible
    •    TIPS:                                                         Agility
            Flat, strong, straight back                               •          Many activities require you to stop and reaccelerate
            Sit back                                                             in another direction. You need the correct technique
            Flat foot/Soft landing                                               and lower body strength to do this properly. Getting
            Shoulder over knee over ankle                                        into the correct position will make you more agile
            Feet shoulder width apart                                            and less prone to injury. To improve your agility,
                                                                                  remember the following techniques
    Deceleration Position                                              •          TIPS:
    •    The deceleration position is critical for you slow down                        Lower center of gravity
         and stop correctly. Without proper technique you are at                        45 degree angle
         risk for injury. Using this technique, your body will be in                    Wide base of support
         a position to move powerfully in any direction. When                           Center of gravity over inside leg
         decelerating, you must lower your center of gravity,                           Arms at 90 degrees
         keep your chest over your knees and keep a wide base          Total Conditioning
         of support.                                                   •           These sessions are a total body conditioning workout
    •    TIPS:                                                                    focusing on cardiovascular fitness and muscular
            Flat, strong, straight back                                          endurance. These workouts are fast paced and non
            Sit back                                                             stop for 50 minutes. These sessions are all begun
            Hip over knees over ankles                                           with the dynamic warm-up and conclude with the
            Flat foot/soft landing                                               dynamic cool down.
P. E . A . K .   P E R S O N A L   R E C O R D S
    P. E . A . K . V O C A B U L A R Y
Sets: the number of repetitions complete during an exercise.
Repetitions: the number of times an exercise can be performed.
Dynamic Warm Up: flexibility during sport-specific movements.
Cool down: is an essential period of exercise that reduces the heart rate between 18-20 beats per 10 second pulse count.
Agility : is the ability to explosively brake, change direction, and accelerate again.
Speed: the ability to achieve high velocity.
Plyometrics: also known as jump training; involves stretching the muscles prior to contracting them.
Periodization of Lifts: is the systematic application of overload through the planned variation of the program components to
optimize gains in strength while preventing overuse, overtraining, and plateaus.
Principles of Overload: is the systematic increase in training frequency, volume, and intensity in various combinations.
Cross Training: type of training characterized by variety and the use of different exercises and equipment.
Variation: using a variety of exercises and equipment to optimize gains in fitness.
Muscular Strength: is the maximum amount of force a muscle or muscle group can develop during a single contraction.
Muscular Endurance: the length of time a contraction can be held without fatigue.
Flexibility: range of motion about a body joint.
Body Composition: relative proportions by weight of fat and lean tissue.
Cardiovascular Endurance: describes the ability of the cardiovascular/cardiorespiratory system (heart, lungs, blood vessels) to
deliver an adequate supply of oxygen to exercising muscles.
Spotter: someone who assists in the execution of an exercise to help protect the athlete from injury.
Anaerobic: without oxygen.
Aerobic: with oxygen.
Concentric: positive – muscle shortens
Eccentric: negative – muscle lengthens
Multi-joint Exercises: involves two or more primary joints
SMART Goals: goals that are specific, measureable, attainable, realistic, timely.
Interval Training: involves periods of maximal effort followed by short periods rest.
Target Heart Rate: zone of training between 60-80 percent of maximum heart rate that indicates correct exercise intensity.
Maximum Heart Rate: formula used to calculate a person maximum heart rate: 220-age = MHR
Resting Heart Rate: heart rate at rest is between 60-100 beats per minute.

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