Morning Calisthenics: A Form of Exercise

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Morning calisthenics is a form of exercise performed every weekdays starting at 0430-0530 hours in the morning. This is part of the NSA-training program that is traditionally followed by generation to generation of the NSA batches. This was implemented since from the 1st batch until in present time.

In this, it is first executed in a stretching exercise then followed by massive sets of exercises. The purpose of this is to develop the cadets confidence and to be able to be ready for the future career on-board seafaring most especially in adopting to the new environment. Morning calisthenics is a good practice performed by all NSA cadets but then lots of problem arises in the performance of the cadets towards their academics. One of this, is that during classes of the cadets they still fell tired and sleepy, therefore, they could not concentrate to the discussion of the instructors and could not absorb anymore the learning’s being implied to them. Then by the time of examinations majority of the cadets usually got low grades. Another problem that the cadets experienced is that some of them could not anymore take their bath which then leads for them to fell uncomfortable during their daily activities in the school. Lastly, the cadets don’t have time to have their study anymore because they prefer to take their rest than of studying.

In the situation experienced by the 19th batch NSA cadets regarding to their performances lots of them usually said that they were lucky because they were able to be part of the cadet program here in UCLM but then problems still arises especially during the cadets are having their morning calisthenics which affects their academic performances.

Morning calisthenics is of great problem to the cadets academic performance. And this are what most all of the instructors find it hard for them to make and adjusts the cadet grades because of the reasons that is raised by the cadets to them.

Since the 19th batch NSA cadets have...
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