The figure of eight agility test is a simple measure of agility and muscular power of lower extremities, involving running around two cones.
purpose: to test the ability to manoeuvre the body around obstacles while running.
pre-test: Explain the test procedures to the subject. Perform screening of health risks and obtain informed consent. Prepare forms and record basic information such as age, height, body weight, gender, test conditions. Measure and mark out the course. Ensure that the participants are adequately warmed-up. See more details of pre-test procedures.
procedure: Two cones are placed 10m apart, the start/finish line next to one of the cones. The subject starts at one cone, runs to the second cone and around it, and then returns to the first cone, runs around it and then across start/finish. One practice trial and two test trials with maximal effort are performed with a short resting period between each trial.
scoring: The stopwatch is started with the starting command "go" and stopped when the subject returns to the start/finish line. The fastest time of two trials is recorded.
The Test in Action
- This agility test is part of the ALPHA-Fit test protocol for adults.
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