The Balance Front Hop test is a single-legged hop test over a distance of 40 cm on flat surface. It involves 3 consecutive hops each with the left and the right leg. The best hop is evaluated. Hands shall rest on the hips during test execution.
Individual trials are invalid if landing is inside the 40 cm mark, if balance cannot be maintained during the holding phase or if the free foot touches the ground. The test poses concentric and eccentric jump loads on the lower extremities.
The main goal is to land stable and hold the position for 3 seconds.
- Place square floor mark on the ground
- Wear sports clothing and shoes
- Light meal before testing is acceptable, but not obligatory
1x square floor mark 40 cm side length or tape mark