7 Stage Abdominal Strength Test

This is an easy to perform sit up test of abdominal strength that you can do with large groups all at once.

Level Rating Description
0 very poor cannot perform level 1
1 poor with arms extended, the athlete curls up so that the wrists reach the knees
fair with arms extended, the athlete curls up so that the elbows reach the knees
average with the arms held together across abdominals, the athletes curls up so that the chest touches the thighs
good with the arms held across chest, holding the opposite shoulders, the athlete curls up so that the forearms touch the thighs
very good with the hands held behind head, the athlete curls up so that the chest touches the thighs
excellent as per level 5, with a 5 lb (2.5 kg) weight held behind head, chest touching the thighs
elite as per level 5, with a 10 lb (5 kg) weight held behind head, chest touching the thighs

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