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Medicine ball throw test

Medicine ball throw test – Fitness tests

Medicine ball throw test is a great fitness test for testing an individuals throwing power.

Medicine ball throw test

There are two basic medicine ball throw tests.

Medicine ball chest throw – measuring the maximum distance you can through a medicine ball from a stationary position.

Medicine ball slam – measuring the vertical height of the bounce

Medicine ball chest throw test procedure:

Usually perform this fitness test as the best of three attempt. With at least 30 second rest between each.

  1. Standing behind a marked line with feet shoulder width apart
  2. Squat down with medicine ball on your chest and hands
  3. Stand and throw the medicine ball as far as you can.

The measurement is taken between the line and the point were the medicine ball first lands.

No statistics are available for this so scoring is done by how much your power improves over time.

Medicine ball slams procedure:

Usually perform this fitness test as the best of three attempt. With at least 30 second rest between each.

Must be performed on a consistent surface like concrete or stone. Grass will vary depending on moisture content.

  1. Standing with feet shoulder width apart and medicine ball held above head in both hands.
  2. Slam the medicine ball down as hard as you can.

The measurement is taken between ground and the maximum height the ball reaches.

No statistics are available for this so scoring is done by how much your power improves over time.

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