Assessing Abdominal Strength using Canadian Crunch Test

Saturday, March 17, 2018

Assessing Abdominal Strength using Canadian Crunch Test

Canadian Crunch Test. The purpose of this test is to assess the progress of the athlete's abdominal strength. With this test, we can determine the quality of abdominal strength. The procedure for conducting this test can see below.

Needed sources
To begin this test you will require:
• Pieces of tape
• Line measure
• Metronome
• Assistant
Canadian Crunch Test
How to attend the test
The test is attended as follows:
• Place the metronome to 40 beats per minute
• Athlete to lie on their back with arms spread to your sides
• Place a strip of tape on the floor at the end of their fingertips
• Place another piece of tape 3 inches away from the first strip
• To perform a proper crunch, the athlete curls their rib cage toward their pelvis so their fingers move from one strip of tape to the next
• Athlete to perform as many crunches as possible to a 40 BPM metronome
• The test is ended when the athlete cannot perform another crunch in time with a metronome
• Assistant counts the amount of correctly completed crunches

Analysis of the result is by comparing it with the results of previous tests. It is expected that, with appropriate training between each test, the analysis would indicate an enhancement.

Performance assessment
An excellent score for men is 60 and excellent score for women is 50 repetitions.

Target group
This test is suitable for active athletes but not for individuals where the test would be contraindicated.

Reliability would depend upon how strict the test is conducted and the individual's level of motivation to perform the test.

There are no published tables to relate results to potential performance in competition.