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Biomechanical Evaluation of the Burpee Test Battery

Author(s): AWS Chandana* and HACS Hapuarachchi

This study was aimed at evaluating the performance level of strength, endurance, agility, balance, and coordination with biomechanical factors of youth in Sri Lanka. Most of the available test batteries were designed for particular groups of people, in relation to their anthropometric measurements, Geographic Variation, and socio-cultural factors. Therefore, the modified Burpee test (the 30s, with push-up and vertical jump) was introduced to the subject (n=383, male and n=327, female) to design a test battery. The percentile method was used to distinguish the performance levels. The average number of Burpees of males and females are 9 (SD=3.4) and 6 (SD=2.5), respectively. University students (68), whose, physical fitness levels (satisfactory level or above) were tested for four times through the Eurofit test, were selected to observe their performance levels under the new protocol. Hence, nearly 56 students have demonstrated the average level (or above) of performance. The space of exercise presentation for each performer was defined as the fraction of body height: 0.776ºHFº ≤ d ≤ 1.390ºHFº and 0.782ºHMº ≤ d ≤ 1.389ºHMº. In addition, the vertical displacement of the C.G during a Burpee exercise can measure through the biomechanical model (0.6389ºHFº and 0.6310HM) in any condition.