NordBord Test Protocols

When using the NordBord, you can select from several pre-programmed hamstring tests. 

These tests and related protocols are listed below: 

Nordic The Nordic test is the most common NordBord test, and the best supported by research.

Contraction mode:
 Eccentric
Rep Detection: Bilateral (i.e. both legs must contract simultaneously to register a rep during a test)
Position: Starting upright, finishing in push-up position

Razor The Razor test is a common alternative to the Nordic test, albeit typically less popular.

Contraction mode: Eccentric
Rep Detection: Bilateral (i.e. both legs must contract simultaneously to register a rep during a test)
Position: Starting bent over, finishing in push-up position

ISO Prone (0°) The ISO Prone test is an end-range isometric strength test. 

Contraction mode: Isometric
Rep Detection: Unilateral (i.e. legs can contract simultaneously or one at a time to register reps during a test)
Position: Prone or "bridge" position, with 0° of knee flexion


ISO 30° The ISO 30° test is  the most common isometric NordBord test.  This long-length isometric strength test, is often used to roughly mimic the knee joint angle during the "strike" position in running gait. 

Contraction mode: Isometric
Rep Detection: Unilateral (i.e. legs can contract simultaneously or one at a time to register reps during a test)
Position: On hands and knees, with 30° of knee flexion


ISO 60° The ISO 60° test is a shorter-length isometric strength test. 

Contraction mode: I
sometric
Rep Detection: Unilateral (i.e. legs can contract simultaneously or one at a time to register reps during a test)
Position: On hands and knees, with 60° of knee


Custom The Custom test option enables you to create your own custom test name, and perform your own protocol as desired.

Rep Detection:
Unilateral (i.e. legs can contract simultaneously or one at a time to register reps during a test)