Accession Number : AD0662412

Title :   PRELIMINARY EVALUATION OF A PROPOSED NEW PHYSICAL READINESS TEST.

Descriptive Note : Interim rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL MEDICAL FIELD RESEARCH LAB CAMP LEJEUNE N C

Personal Author(s) : Rasch,Philip J. ; Cronau,L. H. , Jr. ; Yarger,W. E.

Report Date : NOV 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 68

Abstract : Approximately 250 Marines, aged 18-45 years, were administered a proposed new Physical Readiness Test, consisting of pull-ups; push-ups; rope climb; bent knee sit-ups in 2 minutes, feet held; leg raises in 2 minutes, elbows held; squat thrusts in 2 minutes; standing broad jump (best of three attempts); jump and reach (best of three attempts); and 3-mile forced march. Means, standard deviations, and intercorrelations of test scores are reported, together with observations and recommendations. Particular attention is drawn to the possibility of cardiac damage to older men subjected to such tests. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*PHYSICAL FITNESS, PERFORMANCE(HUMAN)), EXERCISE(PHYSIOLOGY), STANDARDIZATION, MARINE CORPS, AVIATION PERSONNEL, ELECTROCARDIOGRAPHY

Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE