Harrold M. barrow examined the general motor fitness of college men and declared the norms for grading the individual. The three test item included are:-
(a) Zig-Zag Run
(b) Standing broad jump.
(c) Medicine ball throw
(a) Zig-Zag Run:
Purpose: To test power, speed, quickness and body control in multiple planes of movement. The test also assess lower extremity control.
Equipment: Measuring tape, two stop watches, five cones
(i) Set up the path, which is 3 by 4.85 m and marked with coloured tape on the floor, and place cones in every corner.
(ii) Subject stands behind starting line. On the signal "Ready go" the subject start running in zig-zag way.
(iii) The subject runs one lap as fast as possible around the zig-zag path.
(iv) If the subject does not round all cones in completing the one full lap. require him/her to rest and then Retest is done.
(v) Record the time to perform one full lap around the path to the nearest tenth of 9 second.
Scoring: Time taken to finish zig-zag run and as per the norms grading is done.
(b) Standing long/broad jump:
Purpose: To measure explosive power of the legs.
Equipment: Measuring tape, non-slipery floor, mat
(i) Stand behind marked starting line.
(ii) Feet slightly apart
(iii) Swing your arms back and forth rthymically and bend the knees.
(iv) The athlete takes off and lands using both feet, arm swing and bend knees provide forward drive.
(v) The subject attempts to land as far as possible.
(vi) Landing on both the feet without falling backwards.
(vii) Three attempts are allowed
Scoring: The measurement is taken from take offline to the nearest point of contact on the landing (Back of the heels). The best of three attempt is recorded and as per rating scale grading is done.
(c) Medicine Ball throw test
Purpose: To measure upper body strength and explosive power.
Equipment: Medicine ball for Boys 3 kg and for girls 1 kg, measuring tape, safe place and an Assistant.
(i) Warm up thoroughly
(ii) Stand with both feet behind a marked line
(iii) Hold the ball overhead with two hands.
(iv) Throw the ball as far as possible.
(v) Take three attempts and record the best score.
Scoring: Measure the distance covered by the subject and as per the norms grading is done.