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Making your own Sit & Reach testing box

Here are some directions for making your own sit and reach testing apparatus. If you don't want to make your own, you can buy one. See our discussion of sit and reach boxes.

Equipment Required

Sit and Reach BoxConstruction Method

Now you are ready to conduct the Sit and Reach test.

Measurement Scale

There are two different sit and reach box measurement methods. In one, the level of the feet is marked as zero, and any score less than that is recorded as a negative number, and any result past the toes is recorded as a positive number. In the other method, which is popular in some regions, the level of the feet is recorded as 9 inches or 23cm. The means that all results are usually recorded as a positive number, which has its benefits. See the sit and reach test variations.

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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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