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
  1. Select test type – Select "Push Up" from the Test Type drop down menu 
  2. Zero plates – Ensure nothing is touching plates and click "Zero Platforms"
  3. Step on plates – Ask individual to step on the plates.
  4. Weigh individual – Click "Measure Weight". The individual must remain completely still, and the colour display must register green before accepting body weight.
  5. [OPTIONAL] Enter External load – If applicable, the weight of the external load can be manually added in ForceDecks.
  6. Stabilise individual – Instruct the individual to remain completely still, for 2-3 seconds before, and between each rep.
  7. Start recording – Click "Start Recording"
  8. 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
  1. Perform push up - Instruct the individual to:
    1. Keep their back straight;
    2. Flex their elbows, slowly descending over 2 seconds; 
    3. Extend their elbows, slowly ascending over 2 seconds;
    4. Assume the starting position again; then
    5. Pause for at least 2-3 seconds in the starting position.
  2. Repeat push up – Repeat step 9 for desired number of reps.
  3. Stop recording – Click "Stop Recording"
  4. 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.
  5. Analyse – Click "Analyse and Save" - to move directly to next individual; or "Click Analyse" – to review results
Reps 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