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Trunk Flexion Test

Trunk Flexion Test

Introduction

Good flexibility is vital for athletes, and the trunk flexion test is an excellent way to measure flexibility in two key areas – your lower back and hamstrings.

What do you need?

  • A non-slip surface

  • A measuring tape

  • Assistant (optional)

How do you do the test?

  • Remove your shoes and sit on the floor, knees straight, feet 30 cm apart

  • Place the measuring tape between your legs, with the 38cm mark level with your feet. The zero cm mark should be around your knees.

  • Place one hand on top of the other, fingertips aligned.

  • Exhale slowly while leaning forward, sliding your fingers along the measuring tape as far as possible

  • Repeat three times, and record the best of the three attempts

What results you’ll get :

This is a tool for measuring your development (improvement) in flexibility. Analysis of the results is thus done by comparing your results over time. With appropriate flexibility training, you should see an improvement over time.

What is being measured again?

This is a good measure of low back and hamstring flexibility.

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