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Medicine Ball Javelin Quadrathlon Is Way to Monitor The Development of The Athlete's Fitness and Strength

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Medicine Ball Javelin Quadrathlon Is Way to Monitor The Development of The Athlete's Fitness and Strength

Medicine Ball Javelin Quadrathlon. The objective of this test is to monitor the development of the athlete's fitness and strength.

Required resources
To undertake this test you will require:
  • 1.5kg, 2Kg and a 3Kg medicine balls
  • 30 metre tape measure
  • Assistant.
How to conduct the test
The test comprises of four medicine ball throws:
  • Standing throw one (Men 2Kg - Ladies 1.5Kg)
  • Standing throw two (Men 3Kg - Ladies 2Kg)
  • 3 step throw one (Men 2Kg - Ladies 1.5Kg)
  • 3 step throw two (Men 3Kg - Ladies 2Kg).
The athlete performs each throw and the assistance records the distance achieved.
Explanation of the throws
Medicine Ball Javelin QuadrathlonStanding throw
  • Face forward with the medicine ball held overhead in two hands
  • Feet should be parallel and toeing the measuring line
  • Throw the ball for distance
  • A follow through step is allowed Distance is measured from the front foot (on release) to where the ball lands.
Distance is measured from the front foot (on release) to where the ball lands.

Medicine Ball Javelin Quadrathlon

Three step throw
  • Start with both feet together in a stationary position
  • Take three steps forward with the medicine ball held overhead in two hands
  • Throw the ball for distance
  • A follow through step is allowed
Distance is measured from the front foot (on release) to where the ball lands.

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 in the athlete's fitness and strength.

Points are calculated for each throw from the table below. Add the 4 sets of points together to give a total score.

The world best score for this test is 76 points and the UK best score is 66 points.

The world best score for this test is 76 points and the UK best score is 66 points.

Target group
This test is suitable for throwers (eg javelin, discus) 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 published tables to relate results to potential performance in competition and the correlation is high.

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