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This test was fotness to help the teachers of physical education and other recreation leaders in the field to find out the performance levels of their students, compare them with national norms and inspire them towards the higher levels of achievements.

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The test consists of the following six items: In case of girls, the pull-ups are to be started from a flexed arm hang. This test item judges the arm and shoulder girdle strength. This test is meant to judge the efficiency of abdominal and hip flexor muscles. This test item is meant for judging the speed and change of direction. For judging the explosive power of leg muscles. These tests can be conducted in a gymnasium or out-doors.

However, arrangement has to be made for the timing and recording of all scores with the help of timers and recorders. This item has to be done from a hanging position on the bar by using the overhead grasp with palms facing outwards. The arms and legs of a subject should be fully extended. From hanging position, the subject should raise his body with his arms until his chin is placed over the bar.


Then, he should lower his body to a full hanging position.

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In doing so, the knees should not be bent and the pull should not be jerky or snap pull. The number of completed pull-ups is the score of the subject. In this test item lhysical girls, the subject is required to hang from the bar with flexed arms and overhead grasp.

She should raise her body to a position where the chin is above the bar, the elbows are flexed and the chest is close to the bar. The time recorded in seconds for which a subject holds fitnsss hang position is her score. For this test meant for boys and girls, the subject should He on his or her back with knees flexed and kept not more than 12 inches from the buttocks.

The hands of the subject should be placed at the back of the neck, fingers clasped and elbows touching the mat.

From this position, the subject should raise his or her head and elbows forward upwards till the elbows touch the knees. This constitutes one sit-up. The number of correctly performed sit ups in 60 seconds from the start of the first sit-up is the score of a subject. For this test item, two parallel lines are drawn at a distance of 30 feet from each other and two blocks of wood are placed behind one of the Hnes.

He should again turn back to pick up the second block and bring it also behind the starting line. Two such trials are given. The better time of the two trials to the nearest 10th of a second is the score of the subject. In this test, a subject is required to stand behind a take-off line, with feet apart. He takes a jump forward by extending his bent knees and swinging the arms forward. The best jump recorded, out of the three trials given, is the score of the subject.


AAHPERD Functional Fitness Test

The jump should be recorded in feet and inches. Two Hnes are drawn at a distance of 50 Yards from each other. The subject is made to run from the start Hne to the finish Hne and his time taken is recorded in seconds nearest to the tenth of a second. This indicates his score.

AAHPERD Functional Fitness Test

This run can be organized on a track, on a football field or an open area marked for this purpose. In this test item, a subject runs a distance of Yards, The subject takes a standing start from the start line. The subject may walk in between. However, the objective ritness to cover the distance in phtsical shortest time, When he crosses the finish Hne, he is informed of his time. The time taken to run the distance is recorded in minutes and seconds.