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Monitor The Development of The Athlete's Leg Strength With Squats Test

Monday, February 01, 2016

Monitor The Development of The Athlete's Leg Strength With Squats Test

Squats Test. The objective of this test is to monitor the development of the athlete's leg strength.

Required resources
To undertake this test you will require:
  • Chair that makes your knees bend at right angles when you are sitting
  • Assistant.
How to conduct the test
Squats TestThe 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
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.

Performance assessment
squats test norm

Target group
This test is suitable for active athletes but not for individuals 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 no published tables to relate results to potential performance in competition.

Reference
Mackenzie, Brian. 2005. 101 Performance Evalution Test. Electric World Plc. London.