Squats Test. The objective of this test is to monitor the development of the athlete's leg strength.
To undertake this test you will require:
- Chair that makes your knees bend at right angles when you are sitting
How to conduct the test
The test is conducted as follows:
- Stand in front of a chair, facing away from it, with your feet shoulders width apart
- Squat down and lightly touch the chair with your backside before standing back up
- Keep doing this until you are fatigued
- Record the number of squats completed.
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.
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 no published tables to relate results to potential performance in competition.
Mackenzie, Brian. 2005. 101 Performance Evalution Test. Electric World Plc. London.