Fisioterapia em Movimento
On-line version ISSN 1980-5918
MARINHO, Bruno Ferreira and MARINS, João Carlos Bouzas. Strength/resistance test of the superior members: methodological analysis and normative data. Fisioter. mov. [online]. 2012, vol.25, n.1, pp.219-230. ISSN 1980-5918. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0103-51502012000100021.
INTRODUCTION: The strength and muscular endurance are important components of physical fitness for health and high performance. The tests of push-up, pull-up and modified pull-up, using own body weight and evaluate motor skills related to physical fitness, health and athletic performance, to measure the strength and muscular endurance upper limbs in both sexes and a wide age range. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to search the literature methodological issues related to validity, reliability, objectivity and specific procedures used in tests: push-up, pull-up and modified pull-up, by doing so, a survey of indicators yield of these tests in elite athletes of different modalities. CONCLUSION: The tests of push-up, pull-up and modified pull-up are efficient, reliable, easy to apply and are tools that employ low cost, and require little training for evaluators. However, as we draw attention to the standardization and methodological recommendations for your applications so they can be safely used in rehabilitation and athletic performance.
Keywords : Physical assessment; Strength; Push-up; Pull-up; Modified pull-up.