Accession Number:

ADA058551

Title:

Physical Fitness Tests for the Womens Royal Army Corps,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

ARMY PERSONNEL RESEARCH ESTABLISHMENT FARNBOROUGH (ENGLAND)

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1978-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

57.0

Abstract:

A step test consisting of 25 steps per minute on a 17 inch bench for 5 min, with pulse counts at 1, 2 and 3 min into recovery was found to be a practical and suitable method of assessing physical fitness in WRAC personnel. Step test score correlated well with estimated max VO2 and also presented a challenge to the participants. A pass-mark of 40 points is proposed. The mean estimated max VO2 for a group of 834 WRAC women was 39 mlkg min, similar to other groups, but body fat was about 5 higher. About 12 the women were heavier than the Metropolitan Life recommended maximum and 11 were more than 20 above this maximum. Body weight except in the grossly overweight did not affect step test score, although it did affect the numbers completing the test. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations
  • Anatomy and Physiology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE