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The AAHPER (American Alliance for Health, Physical Education and Recreation) youth fitness test was formed in 1965 in the United States, but this was revised in 1976. Now dance (AAHPERD) is also added. This test was administered on school students of 17 years age. The students are advised to warm up before they participate in the test. All the students must be medically fit. 

Motor Fitness Test:

1. 

(a) Pull-Ups (For Boys)

(b) Flexed Arm Flang (For Girls)

2. Flexed Leg Sit-ups

3. Shuttle Run

4. Standing Long Jump

5. 50 Yard Dash

6. 600 Yard Run-Walk

1. (a) Pull-Ups (For Boys)

  • Purpose To measure arm and shoulder strength.
  • Procedure The bar is adjusted according to the height of the boy. The bar is held with palms facing away. He is then asked to raise his body so that the chin reaches the level of the bar. One score is awarded for each pull-up. One trial is given before the start of the test.

(b) Flexed Arm Flang (For Girls)

  • Purpose To measure arm and shoulder strength.
  • Procedure The bar is adjusted according to the standing height of the girl. The bar is held with over hand grasp. The girl lifts her body up with the assistance of testing personnel so that her chin reaches the bar level. The time in seconds she holds the bar is taken as her score.

2. Flexed Leg Sit-ups

  • Purpose To measure abdominal strength and endurance.
  • Procedure The youth is asked to lie on the floor on his/ her back keeping knees bent. The angle of knees should be around 90°. The feet are held by a partner,’ the youth’ puts hands behind the head with fingers interlocked. Then the youth curls up and touches the elbows to knees. The score is counted as maximum number of sit-ups in 60 sec.

3. Shuttle Run

  • Purpose‘To.measure speed and agility.
  • Procedure Two parallel lines are marked 30 feet apart and two wooden-blocks 2 x 2 x 4 inches are kept on one side of a marked line. The youth stands behind the line opposite to the line where wooden blocks are placed. At the start signal, the youth runs towards the wooden blocks and picks up one of them, carrying it back to the line from where the test started. Then places it behind the line, runs back, picks up the second block and carries back-to the starting line. Two trials are allowed and best score of the two is noted down.

4. Standing Long Jump

  • Purpose To measure power.
  • Procedure The youth is asked to stand behind the restraining line with feet apart and he/she bends the knees and swings arms before jumping. The youth lands on both feet together. The distance from take off line to the heel is measured in inches. The best of three trials is recorded as the final score.

5. 50 Yard Dash

  • Purpose To measure speed.
  • Procedure The youth is asked to run 50 yards from the starting line and the time is recorded nearest to one-tenths of a second.

6. 600 Yard Run-Walk

  • Purpose To measure endurance.
  • Procedure The youth is asked to run and/or walk for 600 yards and the time is recorded in minutes and seconds. This can be run in an open field or the inside track of an athletic field, by marking the distances appropriately.

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