Select sex and enter information in left column. 'Repetitions'
is the number of times subject curls weight within 30 seconds.
Click "Calculate". Evaluates arm flexor strength endurance
for seniors, 60 through 94 years of age.
Instruct the subject:
"Do the best you can on each test item but never push
yourself to a point of overexertion or beyond what you think
is safe for you."
Subject should be encouraged to perform a trial of one or
two repetitions without weight before test to clarify form.
Test administrator provides test instructions to subject,
keeps time, counts number of repetitions completed in 30 seconds,
and announces when time has been completely. Normal ranges are
between the 25th and 75th percentiles as indicated by score.
The elbow flexors are used in normal every day activities
such as carrying groceries, lifting a suitcase, and picking up
grandchildren. The 30 second arm curl test is a good predictor
of arm flexor strength as well as overall upper body strength.
Most participant, including those with arthritis, have found
this test can be performed without much discomfort and were less
bother by this test as compared to the maximum grip strength
protocol commonly performed in other test batteries.