Tuesday, November 2, 2010

How Did The Class Perform as a Whole?

Of the 27 participants:

  • Healthy - 12 participants
  • Fit - 9 participants
  • Needs Improvement - 6 participants
  • Healthy - 5 participants
  • Fit - 7 participants
  • Needs Improvement - 0 participants
  • Healthy - 7 participants
  • Fit - 2 participants
  • Needs Improvement - 6 participants
Number of Students in Each Category
  • Healthy - 12 participants
  • Fit - 9 participants
  • Needs Improvement - 6
  • Healthy - 7 + 5=12 / 2 = 6
  • Fit - 7 + 2 = 9 /2 = 4.5
  • Needs Improvement - 6 + 0 = 6 / 2 = 3
Standard Deviation
  • Healthy - 4
  • Fit - 6.25
  • Needs Improvement - 9
  • Healthy - 7 - 5 = 2
  • Fit - 7 - 2 = 5
  • Needs Improvement - 6 - 0 = 6

How Will Students Work to Improve/Maintain Out of Class?

The best way for a student to improve outside of class is simple...HIT THE GYM!!!

As stated in the previous post, the best way to improve on ones Pull Up ability is to perform:
  • Bicep Curls
  • Lat Pull Down
  • Modified Pull Ups 
  • Pull Ups
Make sure to give your muscles enough time to recover, 72 hours should be fine.  However, continue to hit the gym because the muscles regress if they are not worked 72 to 96 hours after a work out.

With time, patience, and more importantly, hardwork, your number of Pull Ups will gradually increase.

How Will Students Work to Improve/Maintain in Class?

When it comes Improving and Maintaing in class it is going to be difficult.  Students need to be in the Fitness Center and practice.

Ways to Practice:
  • Bicep Curls
  • Lat Pull Down
  • Modified Pull Up Practice
  • Pull Up Practice
I say this will be difficult because when we are in class if we are not working on our Pull Ups we are working on other Fitness Gram activities.  This leaves little time to perfom curls, lat pull downs, modified pull up practice, and pull up practice.

If there is time, after you perform the required Fitness Gram Assessments for that day, work on the above listed ways to improve.

How Did You Control for Reliability?

Reliability has to do with how constant one can keep the environment the test is administered in.  An administrator would want to have his subjects perform in the same environment, listen to the same type of music, be surrounded by the same people, receive the same type of motivation.  Everything must be constant!

The definition of reliabilty is will the testers get the same results if re-tested tomorrow?

Since Pull Ups require a vast amount of Upper Body Strength the chances that a tester improves the day after will be rare.  In fact, there is a chance that the tester could be sore from their workout the day before and perform worse.

However, a tester getting the same results is highly likely in this situation, since Upper Body Strength is not something that one can develop overnight.

Test Validity

The Cooper Institute validates the Pull Up test as a way to assess upper body strength.  The Pull Up assessment also conforms with NASPE standards.

The Definition of Test Validity is, does the test measure what one says it measures?

So the question is, does the Pull Up Assessment measure Upper Body Strength?

  • The main muscles used during the Pull Up assessment are the biceps and the latissimus dorsi.
  • The biceps and the latissimus dorsi are upper body muscles.
  • The more Pull Ups one can perform, the stronger their upper body muscles are.
The conclusion that I have drawn is that the use of the Pull Up Assessment is a valid test when it comes to judging an individuals Upper Body Strength.