Broad Jump

Purpose: The broad jump assessment is a closed chain movement that correlates with total lower body maximal power.

Equipment: Tape measure

Procedure: 

  • Instruct the client to stand behind a line marked on the ground.
  • He or she should assume an athletic position with a strong base of support.
  • Be sure to communicate that a takeoff and landing with both feet is used, and the participant can swing his or her arms to provide additional forward momentum. 
  • The client attempts to jump as far as possible, landing on both feet without falling backward or forward.
  • The best of three attempts is recorded.
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