Eurofit for Adults Hand Grip Test
The hand grip test is a test of grip strength requiring a hand-dynamometer, a fairly expensive piece of equipment typically available only in laboratory or work settings.
The dynamometer is adjusted at a comfortable grip size for the examinee. The examinee hold the dynamometer palm upward so that the scale is visible to the tester. The examinee than squeezes the dynamometer as hard as possible in a smooth, not jerky, manner and the reading is recorded. After a 10-second rest, another trial is performed. The score is the better of the two trials.
The following table shows age-group norms for hand grip strength relative to body weight. It should be noted that, even if body fat percentage is equal, there are biomechanical reasons why smaller people are stronger than larger people relative to their body weight. So the table will tend to make larger people look relatively weak and smaller people look relatively strong. Excess bodyweight will also reduce strength relative to body weight as fat contributes to body weight but not strength.
for Handgrip Strength
Force as Percent of Bodyweight
by Age and Gender
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