PE Timeline

The Greek Influence

Olympic Games

776 BCE

This is the date of the first Olympic Games.

The Greek Influence

500 BCE - 300 BCE

Physical training

500 BCE

This was to make better soldiers.

Sports programs

500 BCE

These were created to make more ways for the boys/men to get fit.

Higher physical education values

500 BCE

Once the Greeks wanted more power, they realized they would need to conquer other places which resulted in them having higher physical education values so their soldiers would be good enough to achieve their dream of power.

Gymnasiums

500 BCE

Gymnasiums were created in schools.

Militarism

500 BCE

Militarism involved lots of intense training such as horsemanship, running, fencing, boxing, archery, etc.

Working Out

Working Out

500 BCE - Present day

Weight lifting

1890

This is when it became popular in the US.

Speed training

1956

This is when the "ladder" was first used as a speed training work out.

Aerobics

1960

This is when aerobics really became popular in the US.

Cross training

2000

The Cross Fit company began in 2000.

Weight Loss

Artificial sweetener

1879

This is when the first artificial sweetener, saccharin was discovered.

Diet pills

1930

This is when one of the first diet pills called dinitrophenol was invented.

Weight Loss

1970 - Present Day

Liposuction

1974

This is when the procedure was invented.

Fad diets

1980

Fad diets became popular in the 80's.

Supplements

Supplements

1906 - Present Day

FDA- Food and Drug Administration

1906

This is the date it was established.

Performance Enhancement Drugs-Steroids

1930

Became popular in the 30's.

Homeopathic Drugs

1960

These became popular during the War on Cancer because people were looking for anticancer remedies in plants.

Energy Drinks

1962

This is when one of the first legal energy drinks came out.