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Pol. Merkur. Lek (Pol. Med. J.), 2016, XL/237: 173-176

Title: Physical fitness evaluation in 12-13-year-old children attending primary schools in Pabianice 

Authors: Motylewski S, Zientala A, Michalak K, Pawlicka-Lisowska A, Poziomska- Piątkowska E. 

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Physical fitness evaluation in 12-13-year-old children attending primary schools in Pabianice


Motylewski S, Zientala A, Michalak K, Pawlicka-Lisowska A, Poziomska- Piątkowska E.

Department of Methodology of Teaching Movement, Medical University of Lodz, Poland

The aim of the study was to evaluate the physical fitness in 12-13- year-old children attending randomly selected primary schools in Pabianice, and to determine which of the motor skills and abilities need to be improved in the further process of education.
Material and methods
. The study group consisted of 236 pupils aged 12-13 years attending primary schools number 3, 5 and 17 in Pabianice. The physical fitness was evaluated using International Physical Fitness Test (IPFT).
Results
. 12-year-olds from the studied group usually represent the medium level of physical fitness which applies to 76.7% of children. The poorest results in the girls’ group refer to running speed and flexibility test, while in the boys’ group to: stamina, running speed and the abdominal muscles strength test. The best results girls gained in the upper limbs strength test, while boys in the agility test.

Key words: physical fitness, motor activity, motor skills

Pol Med J, 2016; XL (237); 173–176