Sit and Reach Test Results
A sit and reach flexibility test is commonly conducted as part of a fitness test battery. When comparing results, check what measurement procedure was used. Some protocols define the level of the feet to be the zero mark, others have that at 15 or 23 cm. The Presidents Challenge procedures require that the box is made with 23 centimeters at the level of the feet, so 10 cm past the toes is recorded as 33 cm. The Eurofit manual suggests having 15cm at the level of the feet. The scores using the feet as zero is used here.
Only a small sample of athlete results are available at this time. There is a normative table for the sit and reach test which can also be used to compare test results.
- The best score at the 2010 NHL scouting combine for sit and reach was 54 cm by Matt Mahalak. As the baseline is set at the 25.4 cm (10 inch) mark, this represents 28.6 cm (11 1/4 inches) beyond the toes. (see 2010 NHL combine results)
Aussie Rules Football
- Brett Deledio, AFL footballer from Richmond, scored +14cm on his sit and reach test (Herald Sun Newspaper, 16 April 2009).
- Sean Wroe, Australian Olympic 400m sprinter, scored +15cm on his sit and reach test (Herald Sun Newspaper, 16 April 2009).
Jockey / Horse Racing
- Michael Rodd, Melbourne Cup winning jockey, scored +26cm on his sit and reach test (Herald Sun Newspaper, 16 April 2009).
- Erin Densham, Olympic Triathlete, scored +18cm on her sit and reach test (Herald Sun Newspaper, 16 April 2009).
- Drew Ginn, Australian Olympic rower, scored +18cm on his sit and reach test (Herald Sun Newspaper, 16 April 2009).
- Peta Mullens, Australian cyclist, scored +15cm on her sit and reach test (Herald Sun Newspaper, 16 April 2009).
- Procedure for Sit and Reach Testing
- sit and reach norms
- Make your own Sit and Reach testing box
- Other fitness test results
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