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International Journal of Sports, Health and Physical Education

Vol. 5, Issue 1, Part B (2023)

Creating benchmarks for physical fitness among college students


Dr. Hoshiyar Singh


Physical fitness serves as a foundational platform for athletes, providing the necessary groundwork from which they can cultivate expertise in their respective sports. Athletes dedicate their efforts to enhancing specific attributes such as speed, strength, agility, flexibility, and endurance. This comprehensive state of physical well-being extends beyond mere appearance, encapsulating the harmonious functioning of the heart, lungs, and muscles. Recognizing the interconnectedness of body and mind, physical fitness plays a role in shaping not only physical capabilities but also mental acuity and emotional resilience.
The focus of the present study was to establish norms for physical fitness tailored to college students affiliated with Chaudhary Charan Singh University in Uttar Pradesh. One hundred male students, aged between 18 and 25 years, were randomly selected for participation in this research endeavor. The AAHPERD youth fitness test was employed as the primary research tool, evaluating aspects of explosive power, muscular endurance, agility, strength, speed, and cardiorespiratory endurance.
A battery of tests, including the standing broad jump, bent-knee sit-ups, shuttle run, pull-ups, 50-yard run, and the 600-yard run or walk test, was meticulously administered by the researchers. These tests served as quantifiable measures to assess the participants' physical capabilities. The results were then categorized into performance norms, ranging from poor to excellent, offering a nuanced understanding of the participants' fitness levels across multiple dimensions.
This study contributes not only to the empirical understanding of physical fitness norms but also holds practical implications for designing targeted fitness programs for college students. By discerning individual strengths and areas for improvement, educators and fitness professionals can tailor interventions to enhance the overall well-being of college students, recognizing the intricate relationship between physical fitness and academic success.

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How to cite this article:
Dr. Hoshiyar Singh. Creating benchmarks for physical fitness among college students. Int. J. Sports Health Phys. Educ. 2023;5(1):128-131. DOI: 10.33545/26647559.2023.v5.i1b.99
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