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Predictive Validity of the Single Leg Hamstring Bridge Test in Military Settings

Pori, Primož and Kovčan, Bogdan and Vodičar, Janez and Dervišević, Edvin and Karpljuk, Damir and Hadžić, Vedran and Šimenko, Jožef (2021) 'Predictive Validity of the Single Leg Hamstring Bridge Test in Military Settings.' Applied Sciences, 11 (4). ISSN 2076-3417

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Abstract

The hamstrings are an important biarticular muscle group that plays an important role in the occupational performance of military personnel. The single leg hamstring bridge test (SLHBT) could be a good test to screen military personnel performance. The aims of our study were to assess of the reproducibility of the SLHBT in the military population and to use receiver operating curve (ROC) analysis to examine the ability of the SLHBT to discriminate between soldiers with poor and good baseline fitness. A cross-sectional study was performed on 201 male members of the Slovenian Armed Forces (SAF). They undertook army physical fitness testing (APFT) and functional physical fitness testing (FPFT), which included the SLHBT. The SLHBT showed acceptable reproducibility in a military setting and had moderate predictive validity to discriminate between soldiers with poor and good overall physical fitness performance using a cut-off value of 20 repetitions. In conclusion, the SLHBT could be a good candidate test for the military population as the ROC analysis showed the ability of the SLHBT to discriminate between soldiers with poor and good baseline fitness. The SLHBT represents a simple and affordable test that can be used to evaluate performance and form preventive guidelines for military personnel.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: hamstrings; screening; field test; training; symmetry; army
Divisions: Faculty of Humanities > Essex Pathways
Depositing User: Elements
Date Deposited: 25 Feb 2021 08:45
Last Modified: 25 Feb 2021 09:15
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/29878

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