What does the sit and reach test measure?

The sit and reach test is a flexibility test that measures flexibility of the hamstrings, hip, and lower back.
The sit and reach test measures flexibility primarily through the hamstrings (back of the thighs) and the lower back, also known as your trunk flexibility.

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