With its various components, the McCloy Physical Fitness Test is an excellent measure of all around strength.
What is the point?
One of the key components of overall fitness is strength – it enables athletes to move quickly, under control, and exert maximal power when needed.
The McCloy Physical Fitness Test combines a variety of tests to provide a more complete strength assessment.
What do you need?
Gym with mats
Pull up bar
How do you do the test?
There are five parts to this test. Allow a 3 minute recovery between each one.
Pull Ups – to maximum
Press Ups – to maximum
Squat Thrusts for 1 minute
Squat Jumps for 1 minute
Sit Ups for 2 minutes
Record the number of reps completed for each exercise.
What results you’ll get :
Results should be taken at regular intervals (say every month) then compared with previous results. You can combine the individual results into the Physical Fitness Index (P.F.I.) by adding together the repetitions completed for each exercise and then dividing the total by five.
What is being measured again?
This is a good way to monitor the development of overall strength.