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Aerobic Functioning The HFZ standards used for evaluating aerobic functioning (aerobic capacity and aerobic behavior) for the general population can be used for youngsters with visual impairment. one-mile run/walk and the PACER. These specific standards are based on a 3 percent reduction of VO2max standards associated with the general population. Remember, however, that most youngsters with visual impairment can be evaluated using the general standards that are used for their sighted peers. Body Composition The HFZs based on general standards for percentage body fat and BMI are recommended for youngsters with visual impairment.

Specific standards for youngsters with intellectual disability represent the following percentages of the performances of students in the general population: dominant grip strength, 65 percent; extended-arm hang, 75 percent; isometric push-up, bench press, flexed-arm hang, and modified curl-up, 50 percent. Youngsters with intellectual disability can also be evaluated using general standards. For dominant grip, extended-arm hang, isometric push-up, and bench press, the general standards represent approximately the 20th percentile of performance by a Project Target sample of youth from the general population.

6/480881/pulled/R4 22 Chapter 3 Using the Brockport Physical Fitness Test T his test manual presents both the Brockport Physical Fitness Test (BPFT) and a process for modifying the test for young people with unique needs. It suggests profile statements, components of fitness, test items, standards, and fitness zones for youngsters in targeted populations. These fitness parameters are recommended based on information found in the professional literature or expressed by experts in the field. However, the health-related needs of a particular individual may vary from those of others in a particular group and may require adjustments in the parameters.

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