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Grip strength test


Using a Dynamometer is the best way to perform a grip strength test for athletes who need strong hands.

What is the point?

The grip strength test will help you to easily assess hand and forearm strength. This is important in many sports where you have to grip or grapple - this can include everything from rugby and American Football to racket sports such as tennis or baseball.

What do you need?

  • A Dynamometer
How do you do the test?

  • Grip the dynamometer as hard as possible.
  • Record the maximum reading (kg) from three attempts

What results you'll get :

Analyze your results by comparing them with previous tests. With appropriate training between each test, you should be able to chart regular improvement. For a comparative analysis, use the chart below.

Normative data for the grip strength test

The following are national norms for 16 to 19 year olds.

Gender Excellent Good Average Fair Poor
Male >56 51-56 45-50 39-44 <39
Female >36 31-36 25-30 19-24 <19

What is being measured again?

This is a measure of hand and forearm strength.




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