Test for Abdominal Strength and Endurance

Test: Curl-ups


To complete as many curl-ups as possible up to a maximum of 75 at a specified pace.

Proper Position:

  • Feet stay on the floor
  • Hands remain in contact with the mat
  • Students should not grab onto the mat


Similar to a sit­-up, it is used to assess abdominal muscular strength and endurance. Participants are asked to lie on a mat with knees bent and feet flat on the floor. There is a 1” piece of tape four inches from the edge of the mat. Fingers start in a position that cover but do not go past the tape. Arms must be parallel to the trunk and hands must keep contact with the mat. On an audio cue (“up”), the participant must “sit up” sliding their hands to the edge of the mat. On the audio cue “down,” the participant must return to the starting position and the head must touch the mat. Participant’s score is the maximum amount of repetitions completed to the cadence with proper form to a maximum of 75.

Suggested exercises for Curl-ups

  1. 15 Proper Curl-ups
  2. 30 Second Plank
  3. 15 Second Right-Side Plank
  4. 15 Second Left-Side Plank
  5. 15 Proper Curl-ups

***Repeat this routine 3 times every other day***

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