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Seated Single Arm Shot Put Test

The single arm seated medicine ball shot put test evaluates an individual’s single arm power. Set up requires that the subject is placed in a seated position with their back against the wall, and a 4 lb medicine ball held in a shot put position.

When ready, the subject will perform a shot put motion to project the medicine ball as far as possible. The average of three trials is recorded for each arm. Results can be compared between dominant and non-dominant arms.

Testers should expect an asymmetry in which the dominant arm outperforms the non-dominant, especially in those specialized in throwing and overhead athletes.

This test can be performed as part of return to sport testing for throwing athletes or as a performance based measure in gym settings. 

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