ForceDecks Test: Push Up Protocol
ForceDecks App Protocol
| Starting Position
- Push up position, one hand in the centre of each plate
- Arms and back straight
- Select test type – Select "Push Up" from the Test Type drop down menu
- Zero plates – Ensure nothing is touching plates and click "Zero Platforms"
- Step on plates – Ask individual to step on the plates.
- Weigh individual – Click "Measure Weight". The individual must remain completely still, and the colour display must register green before accepting body weight.
- [OPTIONAL] Enter External load – If applicable, the weight of the external load can be manually added in ForceDecks.
- Stabilise individual – Instruct the individual to remain completely still, for 2-3 seconds before, and between each rep.
- Start recording – Click "Start Recording"
- Assume starting position – Ask individual to assume starting position.
Important: ensure there is no downward movement from the starting position, or the Push Up may be automatically detected as a CMJ.
Ensure the individual does not slide their feet forward or backward during the test
- Perform push up - Instruct the individual to:
- Keep their back straight;
- Flex their elbows, slowly descending over 2 seconds;
- Extend their elbows, slowly ascending over 2 seconds;
- Assume the starting position again; then
- Pause for at least 2-3 seconds in the starting position.
- Repeat push up – Repeat step 9 for desired number of reps.
- Stop recording – Click "Stop Recording"
- Review – Review that reps and test type have been detected correctly. You can manually correct the test type and/or manually mark trial ranges, if required.
- Analyse – Click "Analyse and Save" - to move directly to next individual; or "Click Analyse" – to review results
|| 1 - 100 reps
| Default Instant Results
- Peak Force [N]
- Concentric Peak Power [W]
- Eccentric Mean Force [N]
- Concentric Mean Force [N]
- Eccentric Peak Force Asymmetry [%, L,R]
- Concentric Peak Force Asymmetry [%, L,R]
- Eccentric Mean Force Asymmetry [%, L,R]
- Concentric Mean Force Asymmetry [%, L,R]
Related Article: ForceDecks Test: Push Up Overview