President's Challenge Curl Up Test

There are two variations of the curl up test used in testing for the President's Challenge - the 'curl-up test' and the improved 'partial curl-up'. These tests measure the muscular strength and endurance of the abdominal and hip-flexor muscles. Abdominal muscle strength is important for core stability and back support.

The following information describes the procedures for the sit up test as used in the President's Challenge Fitness Awards. See the general guidelines for Abdominal Endurance Tests. There is also a similar simple sit up test that you can do at home, or the 2-minute sit up test performed in the US Army and US Marines and US Navy.


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