Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Test Validity

The Cooper Institute validates the Pull Up test as a way to assess upper body strength.  The Pull Up assessment also conforms with NASPE standards.

The Definition of Test Validity is, does the test measure what one says it measures?

So the question is, does the Pull Up Assessment measure Upper Body Strength?

  • The main muscles used during the Pull Up assessment are the biceps and the latissimus dorsi.
  • The biceps and the latissimus dorsi are upper body muscles.
  • The more Pull Ups one can perform, the stronger their upper body muscles are.
The conclusion that I have drawn is that the use of the Pull Up Assessment is a valid test when it comes to judging an individuals Upper Body Strength.

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