Dear Biomech members,

In our laboratory we have been using a Lafayette hand dynamometer a to evaluate isometric muscle strength. I'd like you opinion about the data normalization.

Do you consider more appropriate normalize the data using the results (force) of the dynamometer by body weight or use the force x distance of the joint ("lever arm") and then normalize by body weight?

I did a small literature review, but I didn't find consensus on the best normalization.

All the best!