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Squats Test

Powerful legs are essential in most sports, and the squats test gives athletes and coaches a simple way to monitor this on a regular basis.

What's The Point?

Athletes of all types can use the squats test to measure their leg strength. Strong legs are essential in almost all sports from a basketball player taking a jump shot to a footballer shooting from long range, strong legs are the difference between success and failure. The squats test is a simple, yet effective way to monitor this on a regular basis.

What Do You Need?

  • A chair that makes your knees bend at 90 degrees when you sit on it
     
  • An assistant

How Do You Perform The Test?

  • Stand in front of the chair, facing away, feet shoulder-width apart
     
  • Squat down and lightly touch your backside on the chair
     
  • Immediately stand back up
     
  • Repeat this until you are fatigued
     
  • Record the number of squats completed

What Results You'll See

By comparing your score with the table below you can get an overall assessment of your performance. Performing the test regularly will allow you to measure your progress.

Normative Data:

Male

Age 18-25 26-35 36-45 46-55 56-65 65+
Excellent >49 >45 >41 >35 >31 >28
Good 44-49 40-45 35-41 29-35 25-31 22-28
Above average 39-43 35-39 30-34 25-30 21-24 19-21
Average 35-38 31-34 27-29 22-24 17-20 15-18
Below Average 31-34 29-30 23-26 18-21 13-16 11-14
Poor 25-30 22-28 17-22 13-17 9-12 7-10
Very Poor <25 <22 <17 <9 <9 <7

 

Female

Age 18-25 26-35 36-45 46-55 56-65 65+
Excellent >43 >39 >33 >27 >24 >23
Good 37-43 33-39 27-33 22-27 18-24 17-23
Above average 33-36 29-32 23-26 18-21 13-17 14-16
Average 29-32 25-28 19-22 14-17 10-12 11-13
Below Average 25-28 21-24 15-18 10-13 7-9 5-10
Poor 18-24 13-20 7-14 5-9 3-6 2-4
Very Poor <18 <20 <7 <5 <3 <2

 

What's Being Measured Again?

This is a simple and effective way to measure leg strength.

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