900 PUSH-UP TEST NORMS FOR SPORTS SCIENCE STUDENTS SULTAN IDRIS EDUCATION UNIVERSITY

Abstract

900push up test is commonly used to assess the strength and endurance of the upper body. The purpose of this study is to build a 900 push up test percentile norms for Sports Science students from Faculty of Sports Science and Coaching, Sultan Idris Education University. 582 male students from major and minor programs of Sports Science Faculty were selected as study subjects. This study was conducted using a 900 push up test instrument, which was introduced by Baumgartner. Descriptive statistics data analyzed for mean, standard deviation, percentiles and percentages. Based on the criteria of FITNESSGRAM®, the results showed that all subjects (100%) were in satisfactory performance in strength and muscular endurance of the upper body (mean = 23:06, SD = 7:54) exceeds the predetermined criteria, ranging from 18 to 35 numbers of repetitions. Percentile norms for 900 push-ups test is normal with a score of 21 and above were in the 50 percentile. Therefore, proposed percentile norms from this study can be used to measure the upper body strength and endurance among Sultan Idris Education University students.

Keywords: 900 push-up test, arm and shoulder girdle strength and endurance, percentile norms


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