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					UKJK (Ujian Kecergasan Jasmani Kebangsaan) National Physical
Fitness Test

UKJK- Ujian Kecergasan Jasmani Kebangsaan (National Physical Fitness Test) This test
is an internationally accepted procedure to assess the fitness level of an individual. From
the results of this test, the individual will know his fitness level and take appropriate
measures to improve his health and fitness status through proper exercise, diet and
changes in his life-style. The test itself consists of 7 tests to measure the different fitness
components. The fitness components tested are:

    1. Stamina: This is the ability of the body to do work over a long period of time
        without feeling undue fatigue. Stamina is also known as Cardiovascular Fitness as
        it is related to the cardiovascular function of the body. This is the most important
        of all the fitness components. The test for this component is the 2.4 km. run.
    2. Strength: This is the force generated when muscles contract maximally. A
        persons ability to carry weights externally or internally (ie his own body)
        shows his strength. The test for this component is the body push ups, which is
        different for males and females.
    3. Power: This is the force generated when muscles contract maximally in a
        given time. Thus if a person can jump or throw further , he or she has more
        muscle power. The test for this is the standing broad jump.
    4. Agility and Speed: This is related to power, where muscle contraction is
        done quickly and the body is able to turn and twist efficiently. The shuttle run test
        is the test for this component.
    5. Flexibility: This is the ability for the joints of the body to move in all the angles
        easily without feeling restricted. The test for this componet is the sit and reach test.
    6. Muscle Endurance: This is the ability for the mucles to contract over a sustained
        period of time. The test for this is the number of sit ups a person can perform in
        one minute.
    7. Body Fat Composition: This test measures ones body fat % in the body. This is
        also a very important component of a persons fitness. The test involves measuring
        the weight , height , waist and hip measurements.

				
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