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.
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.
- Punch power test
- Arm Crank Egometer Test with 2 x 15 second intervals.
- Measure punching speed
- Plate Tapping Test — move the hand back and forth between discs as quickly as possible.
- See a video of the SPARQ Boxing Test which includes this test.
- A list of anaerobic power and capacity tests
- The SPARQ rating system for boxing
- fitness testing for boxing
- About the SPARQ rating system