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Weight Training Roundup: A Review of Programs and Features
With many schools regaining access to weight rooms, we thought we’d revisit all of the weight training programs and features available in PLT4M! This article includes a roundup of programs and features designed to help you deliver progressional, personalized weight training programs to your students and athletes. Prescribed Weightshow does PLT4M calculate students’ individual weights?PLT4M’s advanced weight training programs provide individualized weights for each student, based on their current maxes. Once a students’ maxes are entered into PLT4M, their individual weights will be calculated for them utilizing percentages. This removes any guess work, so students know exactly how much they should be lifting, without referencing a conversion chart. Weights are prescribed for core lifts as well as accessory lifts. Max TestingHow are maxes established and logged in PLT4M?In order for students to see their personalized weights, they must enter their max lifts into PLT4M. The PLT4M progra
Programming Options for Remote PE
Join the Director of Performance, Sam Breslin, for a deep dive into our remote program options! We'll help you answer questions such as:Which programs are built for virtual workouts? Which programs require limited to no equipment? Which programs are appropriate for beginners? Are there advanced options for my experienced athletes?WATCH NOW
Balancing Physical & Academic Learning in PE
“Physical Education is the most complete and total academic class because it involves the body and mind! We need to ensure the balance of engaging students physically and mentally in order to lead to lifelong fitness.”Alisha Bowen of Talmadge Middle School in Oregon, has always worked to keep Physical Education physically and academically rigorous. Alisha presents on how she has continued to keep this rigor throughout Covid and what it looks like in the remote setting.
Account Refresh: Best Practices for Starting a New Semester
Heading into a new term with new students, new classes, and new programs? We’re covering best practices for turning your account over, and tips for reorganizing and maximizing your PLT4M account.We'll also review the new PLT4M programs that you may consider implementing into your schedule!Agenda:+Removing/Adding students & staff+Reorganizing your Groups+Cleaning up last years program assignments+Reviewing PLT4M's new program options+Assigning programs to your new groups
Supporting Your Student's Nutritional Journey
This webinar explores the challenges students face in trying to apply nutrition education to their lives. It looks at how food choice is impacted by stress, mental health, sleep, resources, family influence, and what teachers and coaches can do to support students. Hosted by PLT4M’s partner in Nutrition, Rebecca Toutant, MA, RDN, LDN, CDERebecca is a registered dietitian, personal trainer, and certified diabetes educator living and working in the Boston area.Learn more about Rebecca and her background here: Fuel 4 Fitness – Rebecca Toutant
Build Your Own Workouts: Customizing in PLT4M
Learn how to create custom workouts in PLT4M including building from scratch, modifying PLT4M programs, and created a blended PLT4M program!With remote and hybrid learning, there is no one size fits all! We'll place a specific emphasis on how this tool can help you create a program that fits your needs. Agenda:+How to Use the Workout Builder+How to edit an existing PLT4M Program+Create Your Own Blended Program+Workout Builder Tips & Tricks
Fit for Life PE: Foundations & Variety
Our goal as educators is to provide students with the skills and tools they need to be fit for life, beyond high school. But what does that look like? How do we set them up for success?Doug Curtin presents on the different ways to build students with a strong, well balanced foundation for overall fitness. He then explores and breaks down some of the variety that can then be introduced to students as they continue their fit for life journey.
New GPP/Transition Program Available!Programs
As many states slowly open back up, schools across the country are excitedly beginning summer workouts. With restrictions on the number of kids allowed in weight rooms, and many kids returning from a lapse in training, PLT4M has created a General Prep Transition program. Staff members can access it now via the Training>Programs page. For a Print Friendly option, see our Google Doc version. Block 1 consists of four bodyweight workouts that can be done outside, allowing you to work with larger groups. Block 2 uses bands, dumbbels, and medballs, once again, allowing you to work outside. The goal is to help ease your athletes back into shape safely and effectively. We will be adding additional Weight Room "Blocks" to the program in the coming weeks.
Support Email & Phone Number
Thank you for being a part of the PLT4M Community! We are so excited to have you here!Between our incredible knowledge base and amazing community of teachers and coaches you have tons of resources at your disposal here! Have a more specific question or concern, here is our contact info! We are here to help: Email: Support@PLT4M.Com Phone: (855) 862-5502 ext 2 Get to know the Director of Customer Success:
Accountability in eLearningTutorial
Building a Custom Program
This webinar is for anyone customizing programs in PLT4M, or anyone interested in learning how we build our programs. Tune in as PLT4M's Director of Performance, Sam Breslin, covers PLT4M's program strategy, considerations when building a custom program, and how to navigate the Workout Builder in PLT4M! WATCH NOW
PLT4M & Zoom: Logistics in Remote LearningContinuing Education
Accountability in eLearning
Can Fit102 Intro To Training be a remote program?
We have received a lot of questions over the last few weeks about using the Intro To Training program at home.Yes, there is equipment in the form of medballs, jump ropes, PVC pipes, and even some pulling variations. But, that does not mean we can’t accomplish all the core components of the program at home.In short, students can absolutely complete Fit 102 Intro To Training remotely. Watch this video to see many of the options that students can choose from with simple household items as they continue their fitness journey past Fit 101 Intro To Fitness. Not only do we go over these at a high level in the above video, we also make sure that before any of our students tap into the program, they review all of these different options in detail. As soon as they tap into Fit102 Intro To Training, they will see an ‘introduction’ that provides video and written instructions for each of the substitutions they will have to make if they are at home! Below are a few screenshots of this! For all th
Share Your Story!
PLT4M has been proud to share the stories, experiences, and insights of teachers and coaches across the country.Our profession and community benefits most when we share, collaborate, and advocate!No matter how big or small, we encourage you to share in some way! It could be in the form of our podcast, a blog post, or something new and unique, but we can find something for you!Fill out this quick form and our Director of Content Doug Curtin will reach out to you to get started!
4P's to PE Webinar
Plan. Process. Progression. Personalization. How do we apply these 4 P’s to Physical Education during what is truly the most challenging year in education?Christi Meyer and Jessica Shawley present on these 4 P’s that they have applied at Lewiston High School in Idaho. Check out these two leaders in Physical Education as they also present on how they have rolled out and applied PLT4M curriculum and resources to their Physical Education classes.
Hybrid PE feat. Adam Hughes
How do you teach a Physical Education class when half of your students are in-person and half are at home? Hybrid PE has its unique set of challenges!Adam Hughes, PE teacher at Canton High School in Massachusetts, has been conducting hybrid Physical Education and presents on his experiences and insights from the year so far. Adam will share how he has kept students safe and spread out in school, while also giving students appropriate programs and resources to continue their education at home.
Best Practices in Remote & Hybrid Learningwebinar
Description:For many of us, teaching remotely in some capacity has become a reality for the foreseeable future. After a full semester of Remote and Hybrid-style learning, we're leveraging the PLT4M network to bring you helpful resources, ideas, and best practices for a successful remote education throughout the year!Webinar Topics: +Remote Resources+Logistics for Remote & Hybrid Learning+Best Practices: Tips, Tricks & Teaching Styles
Activity Tracking in PLT4M: New Features
Let’s take a deep dive into the features in PLT4M that can help you with accountability, participation tracking, and grading. Click the link to access the recorded webinar: Agenda:Student Experience Workouts: What do we track? Benchmark Testing: Where? When? How? Tracking Activity and Testing New “Activity” tab Staff App Adaptations for Synchronous/Asynchronous “Active” tab Make-Up Assignments
Athlete Engagement During COVID
No strength coach? No weight room access? No problem! Coach Bonner is an assistant FB coach and helps run the off-season strength & conditioning program. He discusses some strategies he and his staff have employed during COVID-19 to keep athletes engaged, motivated, and accountable!He will cover PLT4M Tips & Tricks, Effective Social Media Use, and Accountability Methods. There there are sure to be some strategies you can use with your athletes!
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