Flexibility Test

Prior to performing this flexibility test its important that you warm up the muscles of your hamstrings and lower back to get an accurate flexibility level. Look at spending at least 5 minutes performing some light exercise such as cycling and even a few further minutes doing some hamstring and lower back stretches


flexibility testPoor flexibility, especially in the hamstring and lower back muscles is often caused by a combination of over-worked muscles and a lack of stretching within either your workouts or everyday life.

A lot of athletes look upon the flexibility test, as to why its actually there, as unlike other test which can be extremely physical, the flexibility test is actually the opposite. The purpose of the test is to help prevent injury and also educate on the benefits of stretching.

Have a partner measure the distance you are from the wall, whilst keeping your feet flat against the wall, and legs touching the floor. If you have access to a "sit and reach box", use this for a more accurate indication.

You could also try sliding a pencil over the top of a step box, and measure the distance. Whichever method you use, aim to repeat it again next time so that your results are accurate.

Remember to warm up the hamstring muscles prior to this test. And give yourself three attempts in order to find your best result.

Look at implementing some kind of stretch routine into your workouts or your lifestyle, especially if you spend hours sitting at a desk / car wheel and especially if your performing a laborious type work.
 

SCORE
MEN
WOMEN
EXCEL'T
PALMS ON WALL
PALMS ON WALL
GOOD
FINGERS TOUCH
FINGERS TOUCH
AVG.
1 / 12 CM AWAY
1 / 10 CM AWAY
POOR
> 13 CM AWAY
> 11 CM AWAY

 

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