General

The side plank test is an easy way to test torso stability. The test can be performed at home.

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Procedure

  1. Lie on your side and place your elbow on the floor (below your shoulder);
  2. Keep your feet together;
  3. The time starts when you lift your hip from the floor;
  4. Try to maintain the plank position of as long as possible;
  5. Rest for a few minutes after the attempt and then test the other side.

Results

Score Time (Seconds)
Excellent > 90
Good 75 until 90
Average 60 until 75
Poor < 60

Required equipment

For this test you need the following:

  • Floor
  • Stopwatch

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