Assessing fitness in children and adolescents

General information about the ALPHA-FIT test battery for children and adolescents + Standard Operation Procedures for fitness testing + Reference values for interpreting fitness testing are available here:

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Videos of fitness testing:

1) Height and weight

2) Waist circumference

3) Triceps Skinfold Thickness

4) Subscapular Skinfold Thickness

5) Standing Long Jump Test

6) Handgrip Strength Test

7) 20 m Shuttle Run Test

8) 4x10 m Shuttle Run Test

When fitness can not be measured for time or budget limitations, use the International FItness Scale (IFIS), a useful self-reported fitness tool. Available at: