J Bodyw Mov Ther. Jan;13(1) doi: / Epub Jun The ‘Bunkie’ test: assessing functional strength to restore function. Get to know the Bunkie Test and learn how it benefits your athletic performance. The ‘Bunkie’ test was developed over a period of 12 years to measure the function of the specific fascia lines in athletes. Numerous athletes from various sports.

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Only 13 percent 4 out of 31 of male subjects reported prior history of back thoracic or lumbar region injury. Sixty-four percent 20 out of 31 of male bunkke reported prior history of musculoskeletal injury requiring medical treatment.

This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution Licensewhich permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. Those with a history of injury were able to tets the LSL L position Once in position, the primary investigator PI provided verbal cues to help facilitate the correct posture prior to initiating the test. Finally, aspects of the testing protocol warrant further assessment.

Rehabilitation professionals utilize FPTs to assess muscular endurance or strength in patients and clients that cannot be easily assessed with other clinical tests [ 289 ].

A test was terminated when a subject was no longer able to maintain the proper test position as shown in Figures 1 — 5. The Bulgarian Split Squat. A variation can be performed by lifting your top leg a few inches into the air instead of resting it on your bottom leg.

In this study subjects with a prior history of injury did not demonstrate significant differences ttest hold times when compared to individuals with no history of injury.


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How do you do it? Fifty-three of the 81 female subjects 65 percent reported a prior history of musculoskeletal injury that required evaluation and treatment by a medical professional. It was also hypothesized that there would be a statistical difference in scores based bunkiw history of musculoskeletal injury.

The normative data presented in this study may be used by rehabilitation professionals when assessing and rehabilitating their patients. Independent t- tests were calculated to assess for differences in test scores based on demographic characteristics: The Bunkie test, a functional performance test consisting of 5 test positions performed bilaterallyhas been used to assess aspects of muscular function.

This finding is opposite of what was observed with female subjects. Let’s address that awkward exercise name.

The relationship between higher BMI and lower Bunkie scores warrants further exploration. The author declares that there is no conflict of interests regarding the publication of this paper.

Demographic information of the study sample is presented in Table 1. An ancient civilization that perished thousands of years ago? It was hypothesized that there would be no statistical difference in Bunkie test scores between sides e.

Descriptive studies are warranted bunkiie identify normative data in injured populations e.

As we mentioned before, the Bunkie Test is comprised of five moves. The testing protocol for the Bunkie test in this investigation differs slightly from the original description by de Witt and Venter [ 14 ]. Table 4 presents Bunkie test scores for female subjects based on age, BMI, and prior history of musculoskeletal injury.

For the most part, Bunkie test scores were similar between those with prior history of musculoskeletal injury and those with no prior history. Indexed bunkif Web of Science. If they can’t, or if the athlete feels any muscle strain or discomfort, he or she must have some core weaknesses to address.


This is the first study to report normative Bunkie test scores for a healthy, general noncompetitive athlete yest. Hold times for each position was measured in seconds. In this study subjects were allowed 30 seconds of rest between each test. These significant differences should be viewed as preliminary and trst be the result of the population sampled in this study.

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One hundred and twelve subjects mean age years were recruited from a university setting. There were no side-to-side differences between lower extremities for each test position in this group. Subjects were allowed one attempt to correct their position; bunlie they were unable to assume the correct posture after verbal cueing the test was stopped. The aforementioned value represents a clinical recommendation by de Witt and Venter [ 14 ]; however, normative values for a general population are currently unknown.

But first things first.

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Mean scores for front row rugby players ranged from the lowest score of Bring your left leg up into the air and back, bending at the knee. There were no statistical differences between test scores for male bbunkie based on age categorization.