State of Connecticut Physical Agility Test

The physical fitness test battery consists of four basic tests. Each test is a scientifically valid test. The tests to be given are described as follows:

One Minute Sit-Up Test

This is a measure of the muscular endurance of the abdominal muscles. It is an important area for performing police tasks that may involve the use of force. The score is the number of bent leg sit-ups performed in 1 minute.

Sit and Reach Test

This is a measure of the flexibility of the lower back and upper leg area. It is an important area for performing police tasks involving range of motion. The test involves stretching out to touch the toes or beyond with extended arms from the sitting position. The score is in inches reached on a yardstick with 15 inches being at the toes and the 36" mark being at the far end away from the toes.

One Minute Push Up Test

This is a measure of muscular endurance of the upper body. The hands are placed slightly wider than shoulder width apart, with fingers pointing forward. A wide arm base would not be allowed. Head will be looking straight forward.

1.5 Mile Run

This is a timed run to measure the heart and vascular system's capability to transport oxygen. It is an important area for performing police tasks involving stamina and endurance. The score is in minutes and seconds.

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