The Agility Hurdle Jump Test involves 45 seconds of two-legged jumping over a hurdle. It is a test of agility and lower body strength endurance. This test was part of the SPARQ rating system for boxing, and their protocol is listed here.
purpose: The 45-sec Agility Hurdle Jump is a test of agility and lower body strength endurance.
equipment required: stopwatch, SPARQ Soft Endurance Hurdle (12" high), recording sheets.
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. Ensure that the participants are adequately warmed-up. See more details of pre-test procedures.
procedure: Stand comfortably with both feet flat on the ground, perpendicular to the hurdle. The timing starts from the first movement. The athlete jumps off both feet and lands on both feet on the other side of the hurdle, and continues back and forth. The test continues for 45 seconds, with the total number of jumps counted.
scoring: The total number of completed jumps in the time period is recorded.
target population: boxing
comments: This test was used in the 3rd season of the Contender TV series to assess the fitness of the boxers.
The Test in Action
- Multistage Hurdle Jump Test — count the number of jumps over a hurdle in two 20-second periods.
- 30 seconds Endurance Jump — jump across a hurdle as many times as possible in 30 seconds.
- Hexagonal Obstacle Test — involves jumping over obstacles placed a hexagon shape, as fast as possible.
- Other muscle strength endurance fitness tests
- See a video of the SPARQ Boxing Test which includes this test
- The SPARQ rating system for boxing
- About the SPARQ rating system