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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
|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.