Explosive Power Test

This explosive power test will help you determine the power in your lower body.

Place your feet close to a wall, with your inner hand stretched up, at this point, make a chalk mark. Squat down then jump up and mark the wall again at your highest point, then measure the two marks.

Measurements are in inches, an example is a woman aged 45 measures a distance of 15 inches between her starting and jumping line, this would place her in the good category.

You may decide to test yourself jumping from either both legs, a single leg jump, variations of the started squat position, or even no squat at all.

Remember to make a note in order to see your results and the improvements you make. You may be surprised in the difference between the strength in 1 leg, compared to the other, if performing the single leg test.

Prior to performing this test you should spend at least 5 minutes warming up the muscles, ideally with some skipping or simliliar light bounding exercises, followed by some suitable Warm-up Stretches.

Always make sure that you land safely back on the floor with a two footed landing, taking care that there are no foreign objects around, such as tennis balls - weights etc that could cause you injury.

MEN
SCORE
18 -35
36 - 50
51+
EXCELLENT
26 +
23 +
20+
VERY GOOD
21 / 25
18 / 22
16 / 19
GOOD
16 / 20
14 / 17
12 / 15
AVERAGE
12 / 15
10 / 13
8 / 11
POOR
< 11
 < 9
 < 7

WOMEN
SCORE
18 -35
36 - 50
51+
EXCELLENT
24 +
21+
18 +
VERY GOOD
19 / 23
17 / 20
15 / 17
GOOD
14 / 18
13 / 16
11 / 14
AVERAGE
10 / 13
9 / 12
7 / 10
POOR
< 9
 < 8
 < 6

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