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Comparison of physical fitness of Slovak and American high school populations using fitnessgram

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RUŽBARSKÝ Pavel ZVONAŘ Martin VESPALEC Tomáš KOKINDA Marek

Druh Článek v odborném periodiku
Časopis / Zdroj SPORT TK-REVISTA EUROAMERICANA DE CIENCIAS DEL DEPORTE
Fakulta / Pracoviště MU

Fakulta sportovních studií

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Doi http://dx.doi.org/10.6018/sportk.342931
Klíčová slova Physical Activity; Adolescent; Healthy Fitness Zone; Test Battery
Popis The aim of this study was to test the application of the test battery Fitnessgram for health-related fitness assessment for 967 students aged 15-19 from Presov region, Slovakia and the consequent comparison with results of an American population group comprised of 719,441 Texan students. Fitnessgram evaluation of Slovak population group, the Manova, Mann-Whitney U test and the Kruskall-Wallis test all proved existing differences between t he groups of boys and girls, especially in curl-up test. Subsequent international comparison presented by percentile of Healthy fitness zone (HFZ) showed that Slovakstudents achieved better results for both BMI and Percentage of Body Fat. On the contrary, the American population group achieved better results in HFZ for most motor tests (curl-up, push-up, Pacer run and sit and reach). The study demonstrated the suitability of the test battery Fitnessgram and points out the negative tendency of particular health-related fitness parameters in Slovakian secondary school students.
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