BPK 142 Study Guide - Midterm Guide: Grip Strength, Independent Community And Health ConcernPremium
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SchoolSimon Fraser University
DepartmentBiomedical Physio & Kines
Course CodeBPK 142
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Unit 10: The Measurement of Muscular Strength
1. Critique the grip strength test. Do you think that the correlation between grip strength
and overall body strength would be very high? Explain.
-not a good indicator of overall strength unless subject is a well rounded athlete
- we increase our grip strength everyday without even knowing it. a well rounded athlete has
equal muscular strength everywhere on body
Correlation b/w grip strength and overall body strength not high as one area of the body may
have a completely different strength. Only 1 measure of strength.
than another depending on the amount of use/training that the muscle has been subject
2. In comparison to CSEP-PATH norms, BPK students tend to have lower ratings on
average for combined grip strength. Why?
- less exercise due to school
Unit 11: The Measurement of Muscular Power
1. What is the vertical jump a test of? What factors can affect the distance jumped?
- Test of muscular power (specifically lower body)
- The amount of flexion performed at the knee joint
- The amount of trunk flexion performed
- How fatigued the subject is
- Lack of warm up
- muscle strength in legs, mass
- genetics (tendon length, bone structure, etc)
- jumping form
2. Differentiate between strength, power, and muscular endurance. Give an example of a
test that was used in BPK 142 for measuring each of these factors.
- Greatest amount of force that a muscle can produce during single maximum effort
- Ex. grip strength/knee & hip extensions/upright rowing
- Ability to produce max force in shortest time possible
- Ex. vertical jump
- Muscular endurance
- Ability of same muscle group to make repeated contractions
- Ex. push ups, partial curl ups, back extension
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