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PostPosted: Wed Oct 19, 2011 1:51 pm 
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Vertical jump is a common way to measure power. You could also do long jump, which is actualy easier to administer. Technique plays a big role but both tests involve the largest myscles in the body. I would think that Push Press would be a good measure of upper body power.

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For upper body, there are techniques for measuring bar speed, including specialized electronic gadgets which are expensive. The easiest way that I can think of would be video. Video a given lift, use editing software to count how many frames it takes to move the bar through a full ROM (30 frames/sec, approximately). Or various throws. Throw a given object using a given technique. If it goes further than last time, you're applying more power.

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Jungledoc wrote:
Throw a given object using a given technique. If it goes further than last time, you're applying more power.


As long as you are throwing it at the same angle. That would be tough


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Remember a few years ago when Raold Bradstock posted hereÉ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roald_Bradstock
It seems heàs breaking age records everytime he throws now.

(my keyboards messed up)

Throwing stuff reminded me of him.
Here he is setting the commonwealth record in 1985.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8EaPuMndTjA

Heès not big, but pound for pouind, heès probably the most powerful person ever to post here.

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