Relatively speaking, only a few inexpensive materials are needed for the administration of the BPFT. Also, test item substitutions are often permitted if expense is a factor. Typical supplies needed include: stopwatch, ruler, grip dynamometer, 35-lb. barbell, seated push-up blocks, 1-lb. weight, ramp, curl-up strip, pull-up bars, skinfold caliper, height-weight scale, sit and reach apparatus, heart-rate monitor, 15-lb. dumbbell, and calibrated tapes (provided with the test kit).