Athletes perform the standing stork test blind to assess their balance.
What is the point?
In focusing on strength, speed, endurance and flexibility, many athletes ignore vital components, such as balance. Balance is a key component of agility, the ability to change direction at speed, but it is one that is often forgotten in training.
However, by improving your balance you can improve performance, and reduce the risk of injury. The Standing Stork Test blind is a simple way to assess this, but with an added twist your eyes will be closed. Closing your eyes makes balance much more difficult, and will thus ruthlessly expose any deficiencies in your balance.
What do you need?
What results you’ll get :
Perform the test three times, and record your best time. You can compare your results with the chart below:
What is being measured again?
This is an excellent way to measure your balance with your eyes are closed.