Reading through different fitness assessments in my ACE book I chose to have my clients do a lateral trunk endurance test but cannot find a rating chart (XX seconds = excellent, average, poor). Does anyone know specifics of how to grade this test? I feel I know what is great and what is terrible from experience but wanted something more formal to back me up. Thanks!
Hello Samantha Kellgren,
McGill’s torso muscular endurance test battery is explained in the ACE Personal Trainer manuals and a chart is on the ACE site at: www.ACEfitness.org/PTResources. The ratings are good or poor.
Flexion:extension …ratio less than 1.0
Right side bridge:left side bridge …scores 0.95 to 1.05, not greater than 0.05 from 1.0
side bridge:extension …ratio less than 0.75
I hope this helps you.
Natalie aka NAPS 2 B Fit.