Muscle Madness

Grade level:
2-6

Materials/equipment:
• 1 hula hoop for every 2-3 students (groups can be larger) scattered (X14034)
• 2 dice in each hoop (15034)
• Poly muscle set (enough for each team) (21169)
• 12 colored cones (21049)
• 12 whiteboards w/markers (21205)
• 12 cone toppers (21205)
• 1 medicine ball (25344)
• RuffSKIN™ Tchoukballs Set of 6 (16078)
• 2 exercise bands

How to play:
• 2-3 people to a hoop
• Each hoop contains a poly muscle head and 2 dice
• Students take turns rolling dice (each rolls 1 dice)
• Students add the two dice together
• Students run to the sign that has the sum of their two dice.
• Once at the sum. They must do the exercise that it says to do then grab a muscle from pile under sign and return to their hoop
• Team that collects all the necessary muscles to assemble the skeleton first, Wins!

Variations:
• Can be played with bones instead of muscles.
• Can add more stations totaling up to 36 and use multiplication instead of addition.
• Can have students answer a bone/muscle fact first before grabbing one to return to their home hoop.

Muscle Madness Stations by #

  1. Sloppy Dice: No muscle, Run 1 lap while singing ABC’s
  2. Traps: 20 Shoulder shrugs (10 forward and 10 backward)
  3. Deltoids: 10 Shoulder Taps
  4. Pecs: 1 Partner chest Bump & Grunt
  5. Biceps: 10 Arm Circles
  6. Obliques: Medicine ball twist exchange with partner
  7. Abs: 15 second leg lifts
  8. Forearm : Arm curls using exercise band
  9. Groin: Leg swings facing wall (both hands on wall, swing leg across body)
  10. Quads: 30 second wall sits
  11. Gastroc: 20 toe raises
  12. Hands/Feet: Give Partner a “high 10” and yell “woo-hoo”

View equipment here https://www.palossports.com/store/search.cfm?q=muscle+madness+equipment+list&go.x=0&go.y=0

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