Aim: The 7 Stage Abdominal Strength (7SAS) test measures the strength of the abdominal muscles. Greater measurement corresponds with greater health and higher levels of physical fitness.
Equipment required: flat surface, 5 lb (2.5 kg) weight, results sheet and pen.
Procedure: The athlete lies on their back, with their knees at right angles and feet flat on the floor. The athlete then attempts to perform one complete sit-up for each level in the prescribed manner (see Appendix)), starting with level 1. Each level is achieved if a single sit up is performed in the prescribed manner, without the feet coming off the floor. The purpose of this test is to measure the strength of a players abdominal muscles. Each player gets as many attempts necessary to try and complete the highest level possible for them. The feet must remain stationary and flat on the floor throughout the entire attempt. If the feet leave the floor it is considered a failed attempt. Players score is the highest level completed successfully.
Scoring: There are 7 levels ranging in difficulty from very poor to elite. The highest level sit-up correctly completed is the measurement that is to be recorded.
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