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Quick Strike Boxing Test

The Quickstrike Boxing Fitness Test requires a specially instrumented punching bag that can record the force and timing of a hit. This test is part of the SPARQ rating system for boxing, and their protocol is listed here. See also the punch power test.

purpose: to measure sustained punching power

equipment required: instrumented 100-pound heavy bag, stopwatch, boxing gloves.

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 and test conditions. Perform a standard warm-up. See more details of pre-test procedures.

boxing match in a ring boxing bag

procedure: This test utilizes a specially instrumented punching bag that can record the force and timing of a hit. The subject is instructed to hit the bag as fast and as hard as possible for a set time period. Strong verbal encouragement will help the subject achieve their maximal score.

scoring: the results include measures of peak punch and striking output

target population: boxing

comments: This test was used in the 3rd season of the Contender TV series to assess the fitness of the boxers.

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