Flexed-Arm Hang Test

The flexed-arm hang test measures upper body strength and endurance. The following information describes the procedures as used in the President's Challenge Fitness Awards and FitnessGram. See also the flexed arm hang test used for the Marines and the flexed arm hang used for the International Physical Fitness Test.


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