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Health- and Skill-Related Fitness Octathlon
May 18, 2000, 2:00-5:00 p.m.
Muscular strength is a health-related fitness component that is defined as the maximal resistance that a muscle or muscle group can overcome in one attempt. Muscular strength is a fitness component that is closely associated with the "muscular endurance" fitness component. Muscular endurance is defined as the maximal amount of repetitions (work) that a muscle or muscle group can perform against submaximal resistance.
Activity Description
Objective: Pull a truck using a 1.5" rope.
Truck Pull Test Procedures:
  • Teams of 4 men & 4 women will pull a pickup truck.
  • The time taken to cover a predetermined distance will serve as the team's score.
  • Time is taken once the truck's front bumper crosses the finish line.
Truck Pull Test Rules:
  • Participants may stand on either side of the rope.
  • Participants must remain standing at all times.
A team may repeat this event as many times as possible within the allocated 10-12 minute station activity time frame. It is legal to use substitutes during a second, third...etc. trial. The best complete performance by any one coherent group of 4 men and 4 women per team will be added to that team's overall Fitness Octathlon performance score.
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