UK Schools are looking to develop coordination, strength and agility in their students using a program called 'Five in Five'. The 'Five in Five' routines involve squatting, lunging, pushing, bracing and rotating. The driver behind this is as follows:
- "Experts say many children do not get a proper workout which helps them develop coordination, strength and agility...Specialists in sports and exercise medicine say that too often PE lessons focus on developing sports skills rather than encouraging flexibility and movement."
This latter point is something I touched upon here, where I expressed doubts about developing strength without not only skill, but general information-rich kinaesthetic awareness.
This article goes on,
- "You can get stronger, you can get more stable, you can have a much better posture, by exposing yourself to five minutes a day".