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These physical fitness tests measure curl-ups per minute, sit & reach distance, total push-ups, running endurance and BMI
P.E. & Health
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Title – Physical Fitness Tests By – Mohammed Asim Ghazi
Primary Subject – Health / Physical Education
Grade Level – Grades 2-6
- gymnastics mat
- measuring tape
First test: CURL-UPSEquipment Needed:
- Lie on back with arms crossed over the chest, hands on opposite shoulders or with hands clasped together behind head, shoulders forward
- The knees are bent; feet are together, about 12 inches from the buttocks.
- Another student holds the ankles for stability.
- On the command to begin, “curl up” to a sitting position until the forearms touch the thighs, then return to the mat so the shoulder blades touch the mat.
- This is one complete curl-up.
- Resting is permitted. Bouncing off the floor is not permitted.
- one minute
Second test: SIT AND REACH Equipment Needed:
- measuring tape
- The student sits stretching his legs as the “V” letter on the mat.
- He stretches his hand forward to the greatest extent while the teacher measures the distance from the beginning of the stretch position to the longest point reached
. Recording Format:
- Length reached on 4th reach in inches.
Third test: PUSH-UPSEquipment Needed:
- timer, drums, or hand clap
- Lie face down on the mat, elbows bent and palms on the floor with thumbs shoulder distance apart.
- On the command to begin, push the body up until the elbows are fully extended.
- Lower the body until there is a 90 degrees angle at the elbows, upper arms parallel to the floor.
- Push-ups are done to a steady beat, with one complete push-up every three seconds.
- Continue until student can do no more in rhythm (at least three beats).
- Number of 90 degree angle push-ups completed.
- One complete push-up in three seconds is counted as 4 push-ups.
Fourth test: BODY MASS INDEXES (B.M.I.)
- (See Chart Below)
- measuring tape or stick
- BMI formula or BMI calculator (available on the internet)
- BMI Chart for Children (also available on the internet)
- Using the student’s height in meters and weight in kilograms, convert to BMI using a table or the following formula: BMI
- [measured in kilograms]
- [measured in Meters then squared]
- BMI in kilograms/(meters)
2 Body Mass Index:
- Use age to calculate if the child is over or underweight (use BMI Chart for Children)
FIFTH test: ENDURANCEPlease, note:
- prior training is required
- create specific and appropriate distances for each grade group
- measured course
- A course is covered within specific time.
- Participants are not disqualified for walking, but should be encouraged to run.
- Distance in minutes/seconds
| Sit & Reach
Height/(Weight) 2 =BMI
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