CrossFit HighGear – CrossFit Kids & Teens
Being at a healthy weight is a good idea for everyone, but it’s even more important for kids with diabetes. Why? Because carrying extra weight can make it harder to keep blood sugar levels under control.
When kids with diabetes are at a healthy weight, they may have fewer diabetes problems. This is true for all people with diabetes — whether they have type 1 or type 2.
When someone has diabetes, his or her body doesn’t use glucose (say: GLOO-kose) properly. Glucose, a sugar, is the main source of energy for the body. Glucose comes from the foods we eat. Glucose levels are controlled in the body by a hormone called insulin (say: IN-suh-lin), which is made in the pancreas.
Most people are overweight when they first find out they have type 2 diabetes. The extra weight can make it harder for their bodies to use insulin. That’s why people who have type 2 diabetes will be encouraged to get to a healthy weight by eating right and getting regular exercise. Exercise not only burns calories, but it can also help the body use insulin. This makes it easier to keep blood sugar levels on track.
Being at a healthy weight makes it less likely that someone will get type 2 diabetes. And if someone already has type 2 diabetes, losing weight can make their diabetes easier to manage and can even reduce the amount of medicine they need.
With type 1, kids may have the opposite problem — weight loss. Before they know they have type 1 diabetes, kids may lose weight because their bodies can’t use glucose properly. Once someone knows they have type 1 diabetes and gets treatment, he or she usually gets back to a healthy weight.
It’s also possible a kid with type 1 diabetes might be overweight. If so, the extra weight can make it hard to keep blood sugar levels under control.
Are You at a Healthy Weight?
Doctors use your weight and height to calculate your body mass index (BMI). The BMI is a number that helps doctors figure out whether your weight is healthy.
Ship to Shore:
Explain all commands to athletes. They are pirates and are awaiting orders from the captain.
Ship- Black Mat placed near rig
Captains Coming- Stand Tall and Salute
Swab the Deck- Hold Plank
Man Overboard- 3 Donkey Kicks
Submarine- 3 Squats
Captain Hook- Make a hook with their hand and say Argh.
Call out commands until athletes are warm 🙂
Practice Active Overhead Press vs. Inactive OH Press (Tight tummy, engaged glutes, elbows locked out, shoulders down and tight arms reaching toward ceiling).
Then…Handstand Walk Around the Box: Have athlete place hands on the floor and knees on the box. Have them side shuffle their hands side to side making sure they do not cross them as they walk. Start with halfway around box and then try with feet on box instead of knees.
Metcon (AMRAP – Reps)
1 Shuttle Run
3 Push Press (PVC or DB)
5 Box or Plate Jumps (make sure athlete reaches full extension (AKA stand tall like a super hero) at top of box/plate)
1 Handstand walk around the box each way (1/2 each way for athletes that struggle with keeping arms straight)