Arm Curl (Bicep) Test

The Arm Curl test is a test of upper body strength, and is part of the Senior Fitness Test (SFT) and the AAHPERD Functional Fitness Test, and is designed to test the functional fitness of seniors. There are slight differences between the protocols for the Senior and AAHPERD tests, such as the weight used for women. The differences are indicated below. See also the maximum bicep curl test.

Men’s Results

Age below average average above average
60-64 < 16 16 to 22 > 22
65-69 < 15 15 to 21 > 21
70-74 < 14 14 to 21 > 21
75-79 < 13 13 to 19 > 19
80-84 < 13 13 to 19 > 19
85-89 < 11 11 to 17 > 17
90-94 < 10 10 to 14 > 14

Women’s Results

Age below average average above average
60-64 < 13 13 to 19 > 19
65-69 < 12 12 to 18 > 18
70-74 < 12 12 to 17 > 17
75-79 < 11 11 to 17 > 17
80-84 < 10 10 to 16 > 16
85-89 < 10 10 to 15 > 15
90-94 < 8 8 to 13 > 13

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