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Explain the procedure for conducting KrausWeber test for measuring minimum muscular strength. 

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Kraus-Weber Test. This test consists of six items. It is commonly known as the Kraus-Weber Test. These tests are supposed to measure the minimum muscular fitness of an individual. Infact, they measure a level of strength and flexibility of certain key muscle groups below which the functioning of whole body as a healthy individual seems to be endangered. These tests are graded on a pass-fail basis. But partial movements on each test can be scored from 0 to 10. 

Six test measures minimum muscular fitness of an individual 

Test No.1. The subject lies down in supine position, i.e., flat on his back and hands behind his neck. The examiner holds his feet to keep him on the ground. The subject is asked to perform on sit- up. If he performs one sit-up, he passes this test. If he cannot raise his shoulders from the table or ground, his score remains zero. 

Test No.2. The lying position for this test remains same, i.e., in supine position except that his knees are bent and ankles remains in touch with his buttocks. He is asked to perform one sit-up. If he is able to perform full sit-up, he passes this test. If he is unable to raise his shoulders from the table or ground, he gets zero. 

Test No. 3. Subject lies in supine position, i.e., lies flat on his back with his hands behind the neck. He is asked to raise his feet 10 inches from the ground. His knees should be straight. The examiner counts to 10 seconds. He passes this test if he holds that position for ten seconds. Scoring from 0 to 10 depends on the number of seconds he holds the appropriate position. 

Test no. 4. Subject lies in prone position, i.e., on his stomach with a pillow under his lower abdomen and his hands behind his neck. The examiner holds his feet down. The subject is asked to raise his chest, head and shoulders, while the examiner counts to 10 seconds. He passes the test if he is able to hold the exact position up to 10 seconds. Scoring from 0 to 10 depends on the number of seconds he holds the exact position. 

Test No. 5. The subject’s position remains the same, but the examiner holds his chest down. The subject is asked to raise his feet. His knees should be straight. The examiner counts to 10 seconds. Scoring from 0 to 10 depends on the number of seconds he holds the position. 

Test No 6. It is also known as floor-touch test. It measures the flexibility of trunk. The subject stands erect, bare-footed, hands at sides and feet together. He is asked to lean down slowly to touch the floor with fingertips for 3 seconds. In this test bouncing or jerking is not allowed. The examiner holds his knees in order to prevent any bend, if it occurs. Scoring from 0 to 10 depends on the number of seconds he holds the position. 

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