Perhaps the best-known test is the Grip Strength test.
There is evidence that Hand Grip Strength varies with ethnicity.
We have developed analysis software based on the Canadian study that will allow you to assess your grip strength, adjusted for age, gender and weight, and determine the percentage of the population that you can beat. Alternatively, you can see the age where 50% of the population is as strong as you.
Use the Paypal button below to obtain your personal calculator. It is designed to allow you to compare your grip strength to reference data.
You will see your percentile ranking compared to people of the same age, gender, height and weight. In addition, you will see the age at which you would fall in the 50th percentile.
You can set goal strengths and dates and track your progress.
Your Gym should have a dynamometer or you can obtain one from our store.
We developed the calculator is to give you a tool to track your progress towards approaching peak physiological strength age.
You can set a goal date and a goal strength, and then in the intervening period you put in the test date and strength and the calculator assesses the percentage of your goal achieved in the percentage of the time taken.
You are encouraged to repeat the testing on a regular basis in order to maintain the incentive to achieve your goal.
Grip strength is a measure of overall muscular strength and has been associated with disability, morbidity and mortality.
It is a simple, fast and reliable measure of the maximum voluntary force of the hand, and is an indicator of overall muscular strength, nutritional status, muscle mass and walking performance.
Hand-grip dynamometry predicts future outcomes in aging adults. Relevant literature was located using 4 bibliographic databases and 24 articles addressed mortality and survival.
Grip strength is also a marker of hypertension, type 2 diabetes, a predictor of all-cause, cardiovascular and non-cardiovascular mortality, heart attack, stroke, and disability.
This calculator is based on data from a sample of over 11,000 persons through which reference equations for grip strength were developed for Canadians from childhood to older adulthood. These equations can be used to determine the reference values for a person of a given age, sex, height and weight.