Power Testing using Medicine Balls or Power Balls

Medicine Balls or the similar Power Balls are commonly used in fitness training and for testing of upper body strength and explosive power. Research has shown a good correlation between these tests and other measures of explosive power in athletes. When testing using medicine balls, it is necessary to allow familiarization trials with the technique required, including optimizing the angle of release and maximizing power output. This may require up to 5 or 6 practice trials to obtain a stable score (Duncan et al. 2005).

List of Tests

Seated Medicine Ball Throw
Seated Medicine Ball Throw
Overhead Medicine Ball Throw
Overhead Medicine Ball Throw
Standing Medicine Ball Throw
Standing Medicine Ball Throw
Underhand Medicine Ball Throw
Underhand Medicine Ball Throw
Kneeling Overhead Power Ball Throw Power Ball Chest Launch
Rotational Power Ball Throw Overhead Power Ball Throw
Shot Put Back Throw  

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