Speed & Power Fitness Tests
Speed and explosive power are important components of success in many sports. Below is a comprehensive list of strength and power fitness tests. For more information about speed and power, or if you are unsure what is the best test to use, see this other page about speed and power fitness testing. There are other tests of the 'anaerobic' system - see also the list of strength and strength endurance tests and anaerobic capacity tests.
Jumping and Running Tests
- Vertical Jump Test
- Vertical Jump variations: using timing mat, test at home, off one step, with a run up (basketball), no arms, NHL combine (force plate) and AFL version
- Vertical Jump in the water (for water polo players)
- Max Touch
- Bosco ErgoJump Tests: Squat Jump, Squat Jump with extra weight, CounterMovement Jump, Abalakov Jump, Drop Jump, Repetitive Jump. More about the Bosco Protocols
- Standing Long (Broad) Jump Test
- 3 Hop Test
- 2 hop jump
- Margaria Kalamen Power Test
Throwing and Hitting tests
- Seated Medicine Ball Throw
- Overhead Medicine Ball Throw
- Overhead Powerball Throw (kneeling)
- Standing Medicine Ball Throw
- Underhand Medicine Ball Throw
- Rotational Power Ball Throw
- Overhead Power Ball Throw
- Power Ball Chest Launch
- Shot Put Back Throw
- Cricket Ball or Baseball Throw Test
- Softball Throw Test
- Punch Power
- Sprint Tests (general)
- Using Radar for speed testing
- Accelerometers and GPS can be used to measure speed.
- Cycling 40m Sprint Test
- Swimming 100m Test
- Upper Body Speed: plate tapping test
- Speed/Agility Tests: 10x5m Shuttle. See also all Agility Tests which inherently measure speed.
- Punching Speed
- About speed and power testing
- List of Muscular Strength Tests and Anaerobic Capacity tests.
- List of Testing using Medicine Balls
- information about Testing for Intermittent Sports
- About Abdominal Testing
- Training for strength and power
- All Fitness Tests List
- what are the highest ranking sports requiring speed and power?