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Squat Test

We need your help!

Although TELUS World of Science - Edmonton is currently closed, we’re working behind the scenes to develop a new Health Exhibition which will open in 2021.

In this exhibition, we are planning an exhibit where guests will measure elements of their overall physical fitness with several tests: a jump test, a flexibility test and a squat test. In order to see how our guests measure up, we need data to compare them to. And who better to collect the data from than you!

Instructions for the squat test:

Safety first! Listen to your body and if at any time it feels uncomfortable, please stop.

  1. Place a chair with no wheels against a wall. When you sit down, the angle of your knees should be about 90 degrees. Children may need a smaller chair to try this.
  2. Stand in front of the chair with your feet shoulder distance apart, facing away from the chair.
  3. Squat down, sinking your hips down and back, and lightly touch the chair before standing back up.
  4. Do as many squats as you can until you get too tired to continue. This isn’t about speed, it is how many squats you can do at a steady pace. Remember to count!
  5. If you would like to, you can report yours and your child’s results in the form below – don’t worry, it’s anonymous.

Share your results with us by April 19 - We are extending the date so everyone can participate!

Share the results of yours and your child’s squat test with us using the form below. These results are completely anonymous and submitted directly to us. Please fill out one entry per participant.

Note: We are asking for biological sex because biological males generally have more muscle mass compared to biological females and are physically stronger on average. Males convert more of their food intake into muscle while females tend to convert more into fat deposits. Therefore, splitting the data by biological sex will allow these strength differences to be explored.