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Grip Strength



The chart below, listing normal grip strength values by age group and gender for combined right and left hand, should help  you interpret your grip strength score. (Note:  > is greater than and < is less than.)

 

Ages 15-19

Ages 20-29

Ages 30-39

Ages 40-49

Ages 50-59

Ages 60-69

 

Male/Female

Male/Female

Male/Female

Male/Female

Male/Female

Male/Female

Excellent

>113/>71

>124/>71

>123/>73

>119/>73

>110/>65

>102/>60

Above Average

103-112   64-70

113-123
65-70

113-122
66-72

110-118/
65-72

102-109/
59-64

93-101/
54-59

Average

95-102/
59-63

106-112/
61-64

105-112/
61-65

102-109/
59-64

96-101/
55-58

86-92/
51-53

Below Average

84-94/
54-58

97-105/
55-60

97-104/
55-58

94-101/
55-58

87-95/
51-54

79-85/
48-50

Poor

<83/<53

<96/<54

<96/<55

<93/<54

<86/<50

<78/<47


Modified from Canadian Standardization Test of Fitness:  Operations Manual.  Ottawa, Fitness and Amateur Sport Canada, 1986, p.36 Source:  Orthopedic Physical Assessment, Third Edition, 1997, David J. McGee, Ph.D., B.P.T. Saunders Company, Philadelphia.