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sit-and-reach test


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A test of flexibility in which a person sits on the floor and, while keeping the legs straight, bends forward as far as possible.▪ Place a box securely on the floor against which your feet can be pressed. Place a ruler on the top of the box so that it extends 15 cm over the end of the box, with the zero end extending towards you. Reach forwards as far as you can go and hold. The distance reached by your finger tips beyond the zero mark on the ruler is a measure of your flexibility. You should perform the test slowly to minimize the risk of imposing too much stress on your back; avoid bouncing movements.Rating: >30 cm, excellent; 20–30 cm, good; 10–19 cm, average; <10 cm, poor.

▪ Place a box securely on the floor against which your feet can be pressed. Place a ruler on the top of the box so that it extends 15 cm over the end of the box, with the zero end extending towards you. Reach forwards as far as you can go and hold. The distance reached by your finger tips beyond the zero mark on the ruler is a measure of your flexibility. You should perform the test slowly to minimize the risk of imposing too much stress on your back; avoid bouncing movements.

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Subjects: Medicine and Health.


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