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James Duckworth Craig Musgrove Health & Fitness Assignment 2 of 2 19/12/03 Contents page: Front page.....................................................................................1 Contents page................................................................................2 Introduction....................................................................................3 Task 1 ..........................................................................................4 Task 2...........................................................................................6 Task 3...........................................................................................7 Conclusion....................................................................................12 Reference List................................................................................13 Introduction: Fitness testing is a good way of identifying a person's strength's and weakness in terms of fitness. For example a person may have good strength but may not be good at running and tests can show that. Although tests can be beneficial in that respect they all have disadvantages including human error or lack of motivation that can affect the results therefore making the test possibly inaccurate. And if so it wouldn't be a good way of monitoring a person's fitness. Tests are also a great way to find out if a person has potential or the ability to be good at something i.e. a sport. When an individual trains they need to, in order for training to work effectively, follow certain rules in to get the results they want. This assignment will look at the principles of training which will explains certain requirements that can make training effective but also apply the principles to going into the Public Services. Also this assignment will investigate different fitness tests and their worth in the British Army in particular. Task 1: P3: Describe the effects of the principles of fitness in relation to performance It is important that training is effective because it improves our fitness and our ability to perform. ...read more.

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This could be important in the army if a soldier need to pull himself up over an object because they would have to be able to pull their body weight up and this test could be important for that. (Hodder and Stoughton 2000, p102) Task 3 P6: Complete and record a number of fitness testing methods and evaluate the results In college we completed three fitness tests and these included the grip strength test including s grip dynamometer, the chin up test (how many you can do) and the press up test (how many you can do). All of these tests have been explained earlier. The handgrip test has to be done three times and the best score recorded. Results from the tests Test Score Press up 61 Chin up 22 Hand grip 48.2 51.1 46.8 Evaluation of results; The score for the chin up test was quite good; as I have improved from the previous times I have completed the test. In evaluating I am comparing results with the 'norm of the population' (Davis, Bull and Roscoe 1997, p120). According to those results I have a chin up rating level of 'excellent' which is the highest in the category of 'male'. There is also the 'female' category that has lower results due to the different physical characteristics of male and females. The score I attained could be improved by exercises related to using our own bodyweight i.e. press ups but also using weight exercises that will help the muscles used in this test (triceps and shoulders). ...read more.

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Conclusion: Tests are a great way to study someone's fitness as it can show what they are good at and what they are not. Therefore people can set targets for improvement and fitness programmes can be designed . The public services such as the British Army use tests to see if recruits are fit enough for army life because it can be tough and physically demanding so being fit is very important in that area. They also do many tests during their 'basic training' to get basic scores for certain tests then every two or three weeks do those tests again to see if there is improvement because the Army have certain entry requirement and results on physical tests are a part of that. Variance which is part of the principles of training is very important because it can stop bordness and help motivation but is more enjoyable and the Army incorporates that in its training by playing sport and other team activities. The purpose of this assignment was to look at principle of training, explain fitness testing and apply their importance to the British Army and other public services. Reference list: Hodder and Stoughton 1997, 'Sport and PE' second edition pages referenced on specific pages 'Physical education and the study of sport' , Davis , Roscoe and Bull , third edition (1997) pages referenced ' Advanced studies in Physical education and sport', edited by Paul Beashel and John Taylor, Nelson, (1996), pages referenced ' BTEC National in Sport ' , Honeybourne , 2003 , Edexcel , pages referenced Army careers guide 2002, Haymarket magazines, published by Kate law, referenced on relevant pages 2 1 ...read more.

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