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Isometric back strength test


If you want to assess core endurance, the Isometric back strength test measures a vital component.

What is the point?

Core strength requires a combination of abs and back strength - thus the Isometric back strength test measures one of the key components of core endurance.

Athletes need core strength in order to perform almost any movement - core strength aids in balance and control, key components of agility.

What do you need?

  • Padded bench
  • Stopwatch
  • Assistant
How do you do the test?

  • Lie face down on a bench, with your upper body (from the waist up) hanging over the end of the bench
  • The assistant holds your feet and legs securely
  • Clasp your arms by your side or behind your back
  • Bring your body up to the horizontal position
  • Hold this position for as long as possible (maximum one minute)
  • Record your maximum time

What results you'll get :

If subjects are unable to hold the position for one minute, regular re-testing will allow you to assess the effectiveness of your training program in increasing core endurance.

What is being measured again?

This is an effective measurement of core endurance.




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