The Single Leg Squat For Time Assessment is a reliable tool developed and used to evaluate lower body performance, muscle power, and muscle endurance. Please watch the video to get a visual demonstration of how to perform the test. Below you will find a description of how to do so.
Get set-up sitting on the edge of a stable surface that ideally makes your thighs parallel to the ground. Lift one leg off the ground and keep it in the air in front of you the entire time, you will perform the test on both sides. Using a stopwatch or something to keep track of time, the test begins as soon as you lift up from the surface to perform your first single-leg squat. Your final score is the total number of quality single leg squats in 1 minute. Perform on the other side, write down your scores below.
Some rules to remember with this assessment. One quality repetition counts as fully standing up and squatting back down until your bottom touches the surface with good form.
Prehab Goals & Normative Values:
10 squats in one minute (in post-op ACL patients looking at predictors of anterior knee pain)
25 squats in one minute
Culvenor, Adam G., et al. "Predictors and effects of patellofemoral pain following hamstring-tendon ACL reconstruction." Journal of science and medicine in sport 19.7 (2016): 518-523.
Take the assessment, write down your score, and track your progress throughout the program.