Grip Strength Test

Athletes can use a Dynamometer to perform the grip strength test - so whether you're a tennis player or like your rugby, you can work out how tightly you can grip when you need to.

What's The Point?

Many athletes need good hand strength everything from tennis to rugby requires you to grip or tackle strongly.

The grip strength test is an easy way to assess hand and forearm strength, and can be used on a regular basis to assess the development of strength in this area.

What Do You Need?

  • A Dynamometer

How Do You Perform The Test?

  • Grip the dynamometer as hard as possible.
  • Record the maximum reading (kg) from three attempts

What Results You'll See

The real meaning of your results will come when you perform the test regularly, allowing you to record your progress over time.

You can also compare your results to the data below these are normative results for 16 to 19 year olds.

Gender Excellent Good Average Fair Poor
Male >56 51-56 45-50 39-44 <39
Female >36 31-36 25-30 19-24 <19


What's Being Measured Again?

This is a good measure of hand and forearm strength.

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