Katie Neal
Physical Education
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High School
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    Fitness for Life 11.2 - Muscle Fitness Exercise Planning and Ergogenic Aids Lesson Plan

    Fitness for Life 11.2 - Muscle Fitness Exercise Planning and Ergogenic Aids Lesson Plan


    In this lesson plan, students will learn how to make their own muscle fitness exercise plan and how to make it effective.


    Author: Jaxson Schreck

    Subject: Muscle Fitness Exercise Planning and Ergogenic Aids

    Grade Level: High School

    Lesson Length: 60 Minutes

    Step 1 - Goals and Outcomes

    Step 1 Goals and Outcomes

    Core Standards: 

    • Standard FFL 2.2 - Create a practice plan to improve performance in fitness activities


    1. Describe the steps for preparing a personal muscle fitness exercise plan and explain how to use them to create your own personal plan

    2. Identify and describe several food supplements used by people interested in building muscle fitness and describe guidelines for using the Internet to find health information

    3. Describe several facts about supplements and their use

    4. Describe several other ergogenic aids and discuss the benefits and risks associated with their use.

    Step 2 - Planning Instruction

    Step 2 Planning Instruction


    1. Provide a SMART goal sheet that one can fill out the appropriate boxes for as well as reference to understand and review the acronym.

    2. Tutorial videos/YouTube videos under “Resources” on Canvas for students to have a reference to do different exercises correctly as they make their own muscle fitness plan.

    3. Work with students to adapt their plan (More weight and/or reps for those meeting their goals, and less weight/reps for those struggling with their goals).

    4. For students with learning disabilities, require fewer goals, and help those students find success in their SMART goal.

    5. Pre/Post Test read aloud for those that may be more hearing impaired or qualified for special services.

    Step 3 - Instruction

    Step 3 Instruction


    • Present powerpoint to class


    • 5 Step Muscle Fitness Plan (Create, Practice, Log, Evaluate and Adapt)

    WHY would you want to learn this?

    • At some point, students will eventually grow into their bodies and their metabolism will slow, and negative body image may start to creep in. Students want to learn this lesson so that they know what to do and can be resourceful when the time comes to make healthier life choices. Hopefully, they choose to start now, but nonetheless, a seed is planted. It is something practical they can leave my class with and use immediately and independently. 

    HOW will you use this knowledge the rest of your life?

    • This will impact their life by helping them organize their healthy lifestyle choices and work towards SMART goals that will help build their confidence. Students will immediately have something resourceful and tangible to take away from my class and use independently. In addition, students will begin to be accountable to themselves and will therefore become more intrinsically motivated.

    Step 4 - Assessments

    Step 4 Assessments


    • ​​​Have students complete their week long muscle fitness exercise program and check for understanding.