ForceDecks Tests: Isometric Test Protocol
A range of isometric tests can be performed and reps automatically detected on ForceDecks, however it's important to note that (due to the nature of isometric force profiles) they will all be generically detected as an "Isometric Test". Some common Isometric Tests include Isometric Mid-Thigh Pull (IMTP) tests, Athletic Shoulder (ASH) tests and posterior chain bridge tests, among many others.
Important note: for some isometric tests ( example: posterior chain bridge tests), only one limb or only a portion of the Athlete's body is on the platforms (rather than their entire bodyweight). For this reason, during the "weigh athlete" stage of test setup, only the relevant part of the athlete ( example: for a posterior chain bridge test, only the legs in resting position) should be weighed.
This ensures the reference weight is correct, allowing the accurate detection of when the resting limb begins its isometric contraction.
Test description and protocols
|Starting Position|| Starting position varies significantly depending on what type of test is being performed. E.g.:
|Reps||1 - 100 reps|
|Default Instant Results|| Performance Results