Hand Grip Dynamometry

Quickly measure and calculate your grip strength

This assessment measures your maximal grip strength. This is important for any sport where the hands are actively used, and it is also a useful indicator of general strength.

Hand Grip Dynamometry Protocol

Purpose

To measure estimated maximal hand grip strength based off of maximal effort.

Equipment

Hand grip Dynamometer

Procedure

The hand grip dynamometer is the most accurate method of calculating hand-grip strength.

  • The subject should stand for testing and can use either hand.
  • Adjust the grip bar so that the second joint on the fingers are bent to grip the handle of the dynamometer.
  • Have the subject hold the hand grip dynamometer parallel to the side of their body and elbow flexed at 90 degrees. Make sure the dynamometer is set to zero.
  • Instruct him or her to squeeze the hand grip dynamometer as hard as possible (without holding their breath).
  • Record the grip strength in kilograms. Repeat the procedure using the opposite hand.
  • Be sure to record a total of 3 s for sets for each hand. Take the highest of the three readings for each hand and add these two values (one from each hand together as the measure of hand grip strength).

Hand Grip Dynamometry Calculation

yrs
kg

Calculation Result

DATE -
Grip Strength -
Grip Strength Classification -

Hand Grip Dynamometry Classification Chart

Male: 15-19 y/o

CLASSIFICATION FROM TO
Poor 0 84
Below Average 84 95
Average 95 103
Above Average 103 > 103

Male: 20-29 y/o

CLASSIFICATION FROM TO
Poor 0 97
Below Average 97 106
Average 106 113
Above Average 113 > 113

Male: 30-39 y/o

CLASSIFICATION FROM TO
Poor 0 97
Below Average 97 105
Average 105 113
Above Average 113 > 113

Male: 40-49 y/o

CLASSIFICATION FROM TO
Poor 0 94
Below Average 94 102
Average 102 110
Above Average 110 > 110

Male: 50-59 y/o

CLASSIFICATION FROM TO
Poor 0 87
Below Average 87 96
Average 96 102
Above Average 102 > 102

Male: 60-100 y/o

CLASSIFICATION FROM TO
Poor 0 79
Below Average 79 86
Average 86 93
Above Average 93 > 93

Female: 15-19 y/o

CLASSIFICATION FROM TO
Poor 0 54
Below Average 54 59
Average 59 64
Above Average 64 > 64

Female: 20-29 y/o

CLASSIFICATION FROM TO
Poor 0 55
Below Average 55 61
Average 61 65
Above Average 65 > 65

Female: 30-39 y/o

CLASSIFICATION FROM TO
Poor 0 56
Below Average 56 61
Average 61 66
Above Average 66 > 66

Female: 40-49 y/o

CLASSIFICATION FROM TO
Poor 0 55
Below Average 55 59
Average 59 65
Above Average 65 > 65

Female: 50-59 y/o

CLASSIFICATION FROM TO
Poor 0 51
Below Average 51 55
Average 55 59
Above Average 59 > 59

Female: 60-100 y/o

CLASSIFICATION FROM TO
Poor 0 48
Below Average 48 51
Average 51 54
Above Average 54 > 54

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