What does fitness testing measure?
Fitness testing assesses physical health & abilities. It involves completing specific tests to measure cardiovascular health, strength, flexibility, body composition, and more. It helps identify areas for improvement & track progress over time.
Fitness Test: A physical test used to measure physical fitness level by assessing strength, agility, balance, and endurance. Maximal Oxygen Uptake (VO2max): The maximum amount of oxygen that can be taken in and used during exercise. Flexibility: The range of motion around a joint that can be achieved with proper warm up and stretching. Maximal Aerobic Speed: Minimal running velocity at which VO2max occurs
Cardiovascular Endurance (VO2max and MAS) - Yo-Yo test Muscular Endurance - Push Up test Flexibility - Sit and Reach Test Balance - Stork, Y-Test Co-ordination - wall toss Power - Vertical Jump, Horizontal bound Speed- 40m Sprint Agility - Illinois agility test Muscular Strength - 1RM test.
Fitness testing is used to measure physical strength, agility, coordination, and balance. Each fitness test is designed to test a specific area of fitness. Most fitness tests used for 9th grade students are timed and scored on a point system.
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How did you feel about your fitness test results?
What do you think you can do to improve your fitness test results?
Brain break: Draw a hilarious picture of a sandwich running away from a pickle chasing after it with a huge spoon in one hand!
Question: How can you create a fitness testing program that is challenging and accessible to all 9th graders? Clues: • Consider the physical abilities of your 9th grade students. • Think about which sports and physical activities you can include in the program. • Plan how you will assess the physical fitness of the students. In pairs: Select and solve one of the tasks: A. Write a proposal for a fitness testing program. B. Draw a diagram that illustrates the components of the fitness testing program.
Which fitness test measures cardiovascular endurance?
- Vertical Jump Test
- Sit and Reach Test
- Yo-Yo Test
What fitness component does the push-up test assess?
- Muscular Strength and Endurance
Which fitness test measures muscular power?
- Plank Test
- Shuttle Run Test
- Standing Long Jump Test
What does the sit and reach test measure?
- Muscular Strength
- Cardiovascular Endurance
Which of the following tests is used to measure agility?
- 1 Repetition Maximum (1RM) Bench Press
- 5000 Meter Run
- Illinois Agility Test
Work together in pairs: What are the advantages and disadvantages of fitness testing?