Simple Balance Test
Your score is the average of your three tests. Now check your score below against your age range.
Have you tried the cardio and coordination tests?
Balance is one of those skill we take for granted and either accept we've got good balance or bad. It's also a vital part of sports performance. If your balance is poor, you're coordination will suffer meaning your muscles won't be working as efficiently as they could.
When you're training your body at its limits, the smallest amount of wasted effort will impact on your performance. And don't think that sitting on a rowing machine does require balance! With all the activity, it's essential that you don't work against yourself by tightening muscles when they need to release - and this is all helped by good balance.
The following test requires no specialist equipment, takes only a minute or two (depending on how good your balance is!) and will reveal a lot about this most vital of senses.
Your age is also a factor in this test, so I've also listed an age-related chart beneath the test. When you've complete this, why not try the other tests on the right for coordination, mental fitness and your recovery rate.
Good luck :0)
Take the One Leg Balance Test
Whilst there are a number of tests, the one leg test I've used here is the simplest and will tell you as much as you need to know.
You'll need either a stopwatch or be able to see a clock with a second hand.
If you're unsure about your balance, place a chair nearby so you can place you hand on it if you think you're about to fall - remember to stop the clock if you touch the chair.