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How is the sit and reach test performed?

After performing a gentle warm up to help loosen up the muscles, sit on the floor with your legs straight out in front of you with your feet 10” apart.  Place a tape measure or meter stick between the legs with the 15” mark in line with your feet, and the zero mark closer to your body.  Sit up straight with both arms extended in front of you, one hand over the top of the other.  As you exhale, reach as far forward as you can, keeping your legs straight.  Your reach is what is measured.  Take the best of three measurements. 

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