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    I am looking for some good references for core exercises for kids. Something that has things like push-ups, sit-ups, etc.

    DS, who is almost 10, wants to starting doing these kinds of exercises and I am scrambling to find some good resources.

    I went looking at the CDC, NIH, and other government websites which talked about the need to be active, but no real suggestions like this. And a bunch of homeschooling blogs are annoying. I don't want a curriculum though.

    I can't seem to find a comprehensive list of ideas.

    Thanks for any ideas you might have.
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    Personally, I like the style of Amy Dixon. Search her name on YouTube. One can pick segments that are focused on core strength, or on lower body or upper body, or balance and flexibility. I like that they're not the typical boring sit-ups and push-ups. She is also very good about explaining what it is she wants you to do. The other thing I like is that some of her segments are as short as 10 minutes, or up to as long as an hour. So I pick one that I have time for. The only extra you might need are a pair of 5 pound hand weights.


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    Physical Activities - not a curriculum
    My daughter has done these ones (video one, video two) on Youtube before and liked them. They have push ups. The core stuff is more plank type stuff than sit ups.

    I think when starting out they have to get the technique right without any weight/resistance, and then add that later. I found this article if it helps.

    I know our local Cross Fit has a kids section. So you may be able to find some ideas by searching for Cross Fit kids.

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    I like the 7 Minute Workout app. It is whole body. They have one workout for free and the others require purchase. Also Google something like circuit training.
    Last edited by RTB; 09-27-2017 at 11:27 AM.
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    Our OT has Gorilla Yoga for building core strength.
    Homeschooling DS13, DS6.


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