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22. 8. 2012.

Grip strength test


The objective of this test is to monitor the development of the athlete’s grip strength.

Required resources

To undertake this test you will require a dynamometer.

How to conduct the test

  • Use a hand grip dynamometer to measure grip strength.
  • Record the maximum reading(kg) from three attempts using the dominant hand.

Analysis

Analysis of the result is by comparing it with the results of previous tests. It is expected that, with appropriate training between each test, the analysis would indicate an improvement.

Normative data for the grip strength test

The following are national norms for 16 to 19 year olds.

Gender
Excellent
Above Average
Average
Below Average
Poor
Male
>56
51-56
45-50
39-44
<39
Female
>36
31-36
25-30
19-24
<19

Target group

This test is suitable for active individuals but not for those where the test would be contraindicated.

Reliability

Reliability would depend upon how strict the test is conducted and the individual’s level of motivation to perform the test.

Validity

There are published tables to relate results to potential level of fitness and the correlation is high.


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Cool Article!

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