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.
What's Being Measured Again?
This is a simple and effective way to measure leg strength.