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24. 8. 2012.

Wall squat test

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

Required resources

To undertake this test you will require:
  • Warm dry location – gym
  • Smooth wall
  • Stop watch
  • Assistant.

How to conduct the test

  • Stand comfortable on both feet with your back against a smooth wall.
  • Slide your back down the wall to assume the position calves- quadriceps 90 degrees and quadriceps-hips 90 degrees.
  • There is to be a 90 degree angle at the hip and knee.
  • When you are ready.
  • Lift one foot 5cm off the ground.
  • Assistant starts the stop watch.
  • Balance for as long as possible.
  • The watch is stopped when you put your foot back on the ground.
  • Take a rest and then repeat the test with the other leg.


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 wall squat test

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

Above Average
Below Average
>102 sec
102-76 sec
75-58 sec
57-30 sec
<30 sec
>60 sec
60-46 sec
45-36 sec
35-20 sec
<20 sec

Target group

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


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


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

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