Monitor The Development of Quadriceps Strength Endurance With Wall Squat Test

Wall Squat Test. The objective of this test is to monitor the development of the athlete’s quadriceps strength endurance.

Required resources

To undertake this test you will require:
  • Warm dry location – gym
  • Smooth wall
  • Stop watch
  • Assistant.

How to conduct the test
Wall Squat Test

  • Stand comfortable on both feet with your back against a smooth wall
  • Slide your back down the wall to assume the position shown in the diagram
  • There is to be a 90° angle at the hip and knee
  • When you are ready
  • Lift one foot 5cm off the ground
  • Assistant starts the stop watch
  • Balance for as long as possible
  • The watch is stopped when you put your foot back on the ground
  • Take a rest and then repeat the test with the other leg

Analysis

Analysis of the result is by comparing it with the results of previous tests. It is expected that, with appropriate training between each test, the analysis would indicate an improvement.

Target group

This test is suitable for active individuals but not for those where the test would be contraindicated.

Reliability

Reliability would depend upon how strict the test is conducted and the individual’s level of motivation to perform the test.

Validity

There are published tables to relate results to potential level of fitness and the correlation is high.
Normative data for the wall squat test. The following are national norms for 16 to 19 year olds.

Gender
Excellent
Above average
Average
Below Average
Poor
Male
>102 secs
102-96 secs
75-58 secs
57-30 secs
<30 secs
female
>60 secs
60-46 secs
45-36 secs
35-20 secs
<20 secs

Reference
Mackenzie, Brian. 2005. 101 Performance Evalution Test. Electric World Plc. London.
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