hand grip test normative data

Hand Grip Test Normative Data

Grip strength dynamometers are useful for testing hand grip strength in a quick and easy way. There is plenty of information as to why grip strength measurement is important.Below you can find the norm values provided for the Takei Handgrip Dynamometer which is produced in Japan. This device is useful for determining grip strength values for […]

How To Select Chester Step Test height

How To Select Chester Step Test height

Choosing the right step height for the test ensures the participant can get a Vo2 prediction. The Chester Step test uses one of four different step heights:
6inch (15cm)8inch (20cm)10inch (25cm12inch (30m)The height of the step you should use depends on two factors. The first is the age of the individual tested. The second is the […]

how to build a sit and reach box

How to Build a Sit and Reach Box

If you’ve landed on this page, chances are you may already own one of our boxes, If that the case then below you will find detailed instructions on how to put your box together and also a helpful video. If you don’t own one and are looking for a sit and reach flexibility measurement box, you […]

fire service fitness tests

Fire Service Fitness Tests

Before we continue, please be aware that firefighter fitness assessments differ from brigades as does the terminology used to describe some of the assessments we discuss here. However, if you are thinking about joining the UK fire service and are wondering how to become a fireman, there are certain fire service entry requirements you need to […]

Disadvantage of the Sit and Reach Test

Disadvantage of the Sit and Reach Test

Flexibility is often essential in sport and can lead to increased performance too. As a result, it makes sense to track progress at regular intervals.
The measurement of forward flexion is easy to do in a few ways. You don’t need technical equipment although it can help to speed up the process. One of the benefits […]

The Chester Treadmill Police Run Test (CTPRT)

Chester Treadmill Police Run Test

This test has been developed by Professor Kevin Sykes as an alternative test to the 15m Shuttle Run for the fitness assessment of police officers in England and Wales
Following theoretical calculations, practical manipulations and laboratory trials of different speeds and gradients to match the aerobic fitness standards of the job related fitness test (JRFT) for […]

The Chester Treadmill Police Walk Test

The Chester Treadmill Police Walk Test

This test is an adaptation of CTWT and has been developed by Professor Kevin Sykes as an alternative test to the 15m Shuttle Run for the fitness assessment of police officers in England and Wales

Following theoretical calculations, practical manipulations and laboratory trials of different speeds and gradients to match the aerobic fitness standards of the […]

bodymetrix personal

The End of BodyMetrix Personal Ultrasound

In the next month or so, the BodyMetrix Personal body fat measurement tool will no longer be available. We are now down to the last few units with very few available worldwide too of this powerful ultrasound deviceThis isn’t a tactical sales strategy to create scarcity and drive more sales, it’s simply the truth. Intelametrix the guys in the US who […]

vertical jump test normative data

Vertical Jump Test Normative Data

Instructors and coaches use the Vertical Jump Test to measure an athlete’s jumping height from a stationarystanding position. An athlete takes a first jump test to establish a benchmark and from then on the test is taken periodically (weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly) to track improvement. The type of jump performed in the Vertical Jump Test […]

sit and reach test normative data

Sit and Reach Normative Data

Flexibility refers to the ability to move the joints through their full range of motion, If you are anything like me, you might find that your flexibility is not what it once was. Whether this is due to a chronic injury, a sedentary lifestyle or merely a component of age, having pliant muscles is key to performing daily […]

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