Physical Fitness Norms for the Handgrip Strength Test (5-18 years)

Physical Fitness Norms for Children and Adolescents

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GIRLS
Normative Reference Values for Handgrip Strength (kg)

 

Percentiles

Age

1

3

10

20

25

30

40

50

60

70

75

80

90

97

99

100

5.0

4.2

4.5

5.0

5.3

5.4

5.6

5.9

6.3

6.7

7.1

7.3

7.7

8.4

10.1

10.8

11.2

6.0

5.0

5.5

6.2

6.7

7.0

7.2

7.7

8.1

8.6

9.1

9.3

9.7

10.6

12.1

13.2

13.8

6.5

5.4

6.0

6.8

7.5

7.8

8.0

8.5

9.0

9.5

10.0

10.3

10.8

11.7

13.1

14.4

15.1

7.0

5.8

6.4

7.4

8.1

8.5

8.8

9.3

9.8

10.4

10.9

11.2

11.7

12.7

14.2

15.4

16.0

7.5

6.1

6.9

8.0

8.8

9.2

9.5

10.0

10.6

11.2

11.9

12.2

12.7

13.7

15.3

16.5

17.1

8.0

6.5

7.3

8.6

9.5

9.9

10.2

10.9

11.5

12.1

12.8

13.1

13.6

14.7

16.3

17.6

18.3

8.5

6.7

7.7

9.1

10.1

10.6

10.9

11.6

12.3

13.0

13.7

14.1

14.6

15.7

17.4

18.6

19.2

9.0

7.8

8.7

10.1

11.2

11.7

12.1

12.8

13.6

14.3

15.1

15.5

16.1

17.3

19.2

20.4

21.0

10.0

10.0

10.7

12.1

13.4

13.9

14.4

15.2

16.1

16.9

17.8

18.3

19.0

20.4

22.8

24.0

24.6

11.0

12.1

12.8

14.1

15.5

16.2

16.7

17.7

18.6

19.6

20.6

21.2

21.8

23.5

26.4

27.6

28.1

12.0

14.3

14.8

16.1

17.7

18.4

19.0

20.1

21.1

22.2

23.3

24.0

24.7

26.7

30.0

31.2

31.7

13.0

16.5

16.8

18.1

19.9

20.6

21.3

22.5

23.6

24.8

26.0

26.8

27.6

29.8

33.7

34.8

35.3

14.0

18.3

18.6

19.8

21.5

22.2

22.9

24.1

25.2

26.4

27.7

28.5

29.2

31.5

35.4

36.5

37.1

15.0

19.1

19.4

20.7

22.5

23.2

23.9

25.1

26.2

27.4

28.7

29.5

30.3

32.6

36.7

37.9

38.5

16.0

19.7

20.0

21.2

22.9

23.6

24.3

25.4

26.6

27.8

29.1

30.0

30.8

33.2

37.8

39.1

39.7

17.0

20.7

21.0

22.2

23.9

24.6

25.2

26.4

27.6

28.9

30.3

31.2

32.1

34.8

40.3

41.9

42.7

18.0

21.7

22.0

23.2

24.9

25.5

26.1

27.4

28.6

30.0

31.5

32.5

33.4

36.4

42.9

44.8

45.7

The values are expressed in kg, and they are average of the strength in right and left hands.

 

BOYS
Normative Reference Values for Handgrip Strength (kg)

Percentiles

Age

1

3

10

20

25

30

40

50

60

70

75

80

90

97

99

100

5.0

4.4

4.8

5.5

6.0

6.3

6.5

6.9

7.3

7.7

8.2

8.4

8.8

9.5

10.4

11.5

12.1

6.0

5.4

6.0

6.9

7.6

7.9

8.1

8.6

9.1

9.6

10.1

10.4

10.8

11.7

13.0

14.1

14.7

6.5

5.9

6.6

7.6

8.3

8.7

9.0

9.5

10.0

10.6

11.1

11.4

11.9

12.8

14.3

15.4

16.0

7.0

6.4

7.2

8.3

9.0

9.4

9.7

10.3

10.9

11.5

12.1

12.4

12.9

13.9

15.5

16.8

17.5

7.5

7.0

7.8

8.9

9.8

10.2

10.5

11.1

11.7

12.4

13.1

13.4

14.0

15.1

16.8

18.1

18.8

8.0

7.5

8.3

9.6

10.5

11.0

11.3

12.0

12.6

13.3

14.0

14.4

15.0

16.2

18.0

19.5

20.3

8.5

8.0

8.9

10.3

11.2

11.7

12.1

12.8

13.5

14.3

15.0

15.4

16.0

17.3

19.3

20.8

21.6

9.0

9.0

9.9

11.3

12.4

12.9

13.3

14.1

14.9

15.8

16.6

17.1

17.8

19.3

21.8

23.3

24.1

10.0

11.1

11.8

13.3

14.6

15.2

15.7

16.8

17.7

18.8

19.9

20.5

21.3

23.2

26.7

28.3

29.1

11.0

13.1

13.8

15.2

16.9

17.6

18.2

19.4

20.6

21.8

23.1

23.9

24.8

27.2

31.6

33.2

34.1

12.0

15.2

15.7

17.2

19.1

19.9

20.6

22.1

23.4

24.8

26.4

27.3

28.3

31.1

36.5

38.2

39.1

13.0

17.2

17.7

19.2

21.4

22.3

23.1

24.7

26.2

27.8

29.6

30.7

31.8

35.1

41.4

43.2

44.1

14.0

20.8

21.4

23.4

26.3

27.4

28.5

30.4

32.2

34.0

36.1

37.3

38.5

42.0

48.1

49.8

50.7

15.0

25.2

25.9

28.1

31.3

32.5

33.7

35.7

37.7

39.7

41.8

43.1

44.3

47.9

54.0

55.7

56.6

16.0

30.4

31.0

33.0

35.9

37.0

38.1

40.0

41.8

43.7

45.7

46.9

48.1

51.5

57.5

59.2

60.0

17.0

35.2

35.7

37.4

39.9

40.9

41.8

43.5

45.1

46.7

48.5

49.6

50.6

53.7

59.2

60.7

61.5

18.0

39.9

40.3

41.8

43.9

44.7

45.5

47.0

48.4

49.7

51.3

52.2

53.1

55.9

60.9

62.3

63.0

The values are expressed in kg, and they are average of the strength in right and left hands.

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Reference

Kolimechkov, S., Petrov, L., & Alexandrova, A. (2019). Alpha-fit test battery norms for children and adolescents from 5 to 18 years of age obtained by a linear interpolation of existing European physical fitness references. European Journal of Physical Education and Sport Science, 5(4), 1-14.

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