V.N. Volodin, D.S. Yakovlev



The article addresses the problems of physical fitness assessmentand physical fitnessnormsin respect to foreign servicepersons who study in Russian military educational institutions. The general level of physical fitness inforeign enrollees is rather low, arguably due to the internal policies of other countries regarding physical culture and youth education and the personal attitude of servicepersons. As a result, suchprimary tasks of the educational process as physical training and improvement of moving motor abilities that would be typical for the university level, have to be replaced with general physicaldevelopment and learning of the secondary school level. Consequently, the inability to meetthe physical training standards becomes a challenge for many foreign military studentsduring thefoundation course and the first years of training. It takes more time for them to train themselves to meet the university level requirements to physical fitness and master the discipline of physical training. The rele-vance of the study roots the contradiction between the need for mastering a large amount of knowledge and skills, the low level of general and special training of foreign enrollees, and the demanding physical fitnessnorms for mili-tary personnel. The purpose of the study was to develop reference physical fitnessnorms that could be further read-justed, for foreign military enrollees. The study relied on such scientific and pedagogical methods as theoretical analysis of scientific literary sources, pedagogical observation, control physical fitness tests, mathematical and sta-tistical data processing. The outcome of the study was the proposedreference norms for the exercises included in the control physical fitness battery for foreign enrollees. This approach to setting physical fitness norms can be applied both to one person and to a group of military students who fall behind in physical training, including servicepersons and students of civilian educational institutions. The proposednorms and the method of determining the physical training norms help foreign enrolleesto achieve the required minimum and get a positive grade in the first years of training, and to adapt to the specifics and content of the discipline.

About the autors:

Vasily Nikolaevich Volodin1, Candidate of Pedagogical Sciences, Senior Lecturerat the Physical Training Department; Dmitry Sergeyevich Yakovlev2, Candidate of Pedagogical Sciences, Head of the Physical Training Department

Place of employment:

Tyumen Military and Engineering Command Higher School named after Marshal A.I. Proshlyakov1,2


1625001, Россия, г. Тюмень, ул. Льва Толстого, д. 64, кв. 108; тел.: 8(999)549-63-57, e-mail: vn_volodin@list.ru; 2625001, Россия, г. Тюмень, ул. Льва Толстого, д. 1; тел.: 8(912)926-37-86, e-mail: y-d-s@mail.ru

Key words:

norms; physical fitness; foreign serviceperson; military educational institution; armed services vocational aptitude; military student