This is a simple test of groin flexibility that can be done quickly with minimal equipment. In this test, participants sit on the floor and try to pull their feet as close as they can to the body.
purpose: This simple test measures the flexibility in the adductor muscles.
equipment required: ruler or tape measure.
procedure: Sit on the floor with your knees bent, and your feet flat on the floor and legs together. Let your knees drop sideways as far as possible keeping your feet together. The soles of your feet should be together and facing each other. Grab hold on to your ankles with both hands, and pull them as close to your body as possible. Measure the distance from your heels to your groin.
scoring: Use the table below to convert the score measurement to a rating. The smaller the score, the better your flexibility.
|Very Good||10 cm|
advantages: This is a simple and quick test to perform. Athletes can perform the test themselves.
- Toe Touch
- Schober Test
- Floor Touch Test (Kraus-Webber)