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Flexibility Tests

Here is a collection of fitness tests which measure flexibility. Which one to use? The list is separated into direct and indirect measures of flexibility. See the discussion and other information about flexibility assessment.

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Indirect Methods

Indirect flexibility tests usually involve the linear measurement of distances between segments or from an external object.

Trunk and Lower Body

Upper Body

Shoulder Rotation & Flexion:

Shoulder Reach:

Direct Methods

Direct flexibility methods measure angular displacements between adjacent segments or from an external reference. See also about flexibility tests using a Goniometer and a Flexometer.

Trunk and Lower Body

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Testing Extra

We have over 400 fitness tests listed, so it's not easy to choose the best one to use. You should consider the validity, reliability, costs and ease of use for each test. Use our testing guide to conducting, recording, and interpreting fitness tests. Any questions, please ask or search for your answer.

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