Today's Workout: 120910

 Carolyn

Skills day: Practice – unbroken:

10-20-30-20-10 double-unders

5-10-15-10-5 GHD situps

5-10-15-10-5 turkish getups (per hand)

Row 500m for time.

Happy birthday to Coach Mitch today! If you see him…you know the drill. Birthday burpees!

Kids' Sports Strike Out On Exercise Goals – even the 'active' kids aren't getting enough exercise to be considered fit?  Think about this: your ten-year-old is in a two-hour soccer game. Of those two hours, how much time does she spend running? What if she were the goalie?

What do kids really need? That's the question I asked Steph Parniak, Here's her response:

  Prologue: (which does not count towards the 300 words that Chris requested)

I’m sitting at home, resting, which I don’t do very often, and Chris e-mails me asking for my thoughts on public speaking, money for kids and collaboration. I don’t think he was expecting the lengthy response that he got, but if you know me, I don’t usually get to the point very quickly. After receiving my response, and hearing that I am bored being a couch potato, he quickly replied with a request for 300 words on “what kids need”. 3, 2, 1, Go!

What do kids need?

 Kids need the tools to be successful in all aspects of life. This list is in no way complete, but I am restricted to 300 words and 89 minutes (which just happens to be a prime number).

 Social skills – We are social beings and the “electronic universe” has impacted students’ abilities to collaborate and work together to achieve a common goal. Isn’t that what we modeled Saturday? If it wasn’t for collaboration and cooperation, the teams would have continued working from the ends of the bar instead of moving towards the center and it would have taken longer to “Turn the Tide”.

  1. Problem Solving Skills – So often we tell our kids how to solve a problem. What have we really taught them? To memorize. When was the last time you needed to memorize something? A phone number? Your PIN? We take it for granted that kids know how to think but the reality is, that skill needs to be nurtured too.

  2. Literacy Skills –Each and every day we exercise our public speaking skills. Although the audience may change in size, the more refined our skills, the more comfortable we will be – much like the WODs “for time”.

  3. Numeracy Skills – As the TV show Numbers says, “We all use math everyday”. Every time you buy a coffee and determine what bills or coins to hand the cashier, you have used math. I hate carrying around coins, so I am always trying to figure out what combination results in the least number of coins as change. Which plates do you add to the bar when Ty gives you 30- 195 lb back squats? There’s math. Redecorate a room? Basic math and measurement skills are your friend. Cooking … fractions. There is no escaping math! Armed with mental math, basic skills and knowledge in using them, you can go anywhere!

 314 words (not including the title) … 3.14, pi … a much nicer number anyways!

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