How is a rugby player's lower-body power tested?

One quick and simple exercise you can do to test a rugby player's lower-body power is the vertical jump. There are many different tools that can be used to assist in measuring this accurately, but the easiest items to use are a dark wall, tape measure, and a piece of chalk. Have your athlete stand next to the wall, chalk in hand. Then, fully flex the shoulder, extend the elbow and make an initial mark. Have the athlete jump as high as possible without taking any steps, marking the wall at the top of the jump, and then measure the distance between the two marks. This measurement is the vertical jump measured in inches.

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