India's 12 top designers like Ashish N Soni, Asmita Marwah, Gavin Miguel, Gunjan and Rahul, Mandira Wirk, Nandita Mahtani, Neeta Lulla, Raghavendra Rathore, Shantanu and Nikhil, Vikram Phadnis, Wendell Rodrick including Surily Goel are part of this edition's BPFT
. by Shaikh Sharik(ANI)
Lieberman and McHugh (2001) conducted a study using the Fitnessgram with students with visual impairments before the BPFT was developed.
Before our study was conducted, no studies bad used the BPFT to determine the passing rates of children with visual impairments on the components of basic health-related fitness.
The following physiological assessment items from the BPFT (Winnick & Short, 1999) were performed on all the participants: (1) a sit-and-reach test to determine flexibility, (2) a one-mile run to measure cardiovascular fitness, (3) a push-up test to determine upper-body muscular endurance, (4) a curl-up test to evaluate abdominal muscular endurance, and (5) two site skinfold measures to estimate body composition.
All the data were converted into pass or fail scores according to the BPFT. Two-tailed Pearson chi-square tests were used to determine if there were differences in the passing rates on the five health-related fitness tests and gender and level of visual impairment.
More than half the participants passed the BPFT standards for this component.
The results presented in Table 1 for the body-composition component of the BPFT represent no significant differences among the levels of visual impairments.
The passing rates obtained on the five BPFT health-related fitness components among levels of visual impairments were congruent with the results obtained by Lieberman and McHugh (2001), in which children who were totally blind and those with low vision achieved similar results in the health-related fitness components of the Fitnessgram.
Table 2 shows the passing rates grouped by gender on the BPFT health-related fitness components.