Testing protocol for monitoring upper-body strength using medicine balls


  • José Manuel Palao University of Murcia, Spain
  • David Valadés University of de Alcalá, Spain




Monitoring, Tests, Power, Throw, Medicine ball


The purpose of this paper is to present a specific testing protocol for monitoring upper-body strength using medicine ball throws. The protocol is composed of three tests: throw without countermovement, throw with countermovement, and throw with countermovement of a medicine ball drop. These tests are done from a lying position and involve throwing overhead with both arms. This paper provides the characteristics of the tests (warm-up, organization, execution, rest, etc.) as well as possible applications of the protocol.


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Palao, J. M., & Valadés, D. (2013). Testing protocol for monitoring upper-body strength using medicine balls. Journal of Human Sport and Exercise, 8(2), 334–341. https://doi.org/10.4100/jhse.2012.82.02