JLBC Cadet Corps: Individual Fitness
1. What is the best vigorous exercise? Why?
2. Not all exercise needs a warmup and cool down. (T/F)
3. Healthy Fitness Zone (HFZ)
The Healthy Fitness Zone represents levels of fitness ranges. The standards within the HFZ are organized by gender and age. Based on their performance in the Fitnessgram test area exercises, students are graded on where they fit into the HFZ.
• JLBC Cadets These zones are arranged in a chart for ages 5-17+
• The charts are found at this link https://pftdata.org/files/hfz-standards.pdf
o Review the chart for your specifics
• The components of the Fitnessgram are Aerobic Capacity and Body Composition
FitnessGram Healthy Fitness Zones Scores
o Healthy Fitness Zone - scores show sufficient fitness for good health.
o Needs Improvement (NI)- scores indicate that if the JLBC Cadets continue to track at this level,
JLBC Cadets there is the potential for future health risks; he does not meet the standard.
o Needs Improvement – Health Risk - (NI-Health Risk) - low scores that do not meet the criteria for
Aerobic Capacity and Body Composition
Check on Understanding:
1. What are the two components of the Fitnessgram?
2. What does NI-HR mean?
3. What does HFZ mean?
Fitness Assessments: JLBC Cadet Physical Fitness Test & Fitnessgram
Cadets in the JLBC Cadet Corps take the Physical Fitness Test twice a year. The JLBC PFT is taken from the FitnessGram, with a couple of changes. In JLBC Cadet Corps, we only do the 1-Mile Run, not the Pacer. And we only do pushups, not the flexed arm hang. The JLBC
PFT is fully explained in JLBC Cadet Regulation.
Activities measured for fitness Zones
• Abdominal Strength-
o Measured by the Trunk Lift, the Back Saver Sit & Reach, and the Shoulder Stretch