Lab4 - E mily Prestridge K in 3502 Lab 4 July 6, 2010...

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–3. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Emily Prestridge Kin 3502 Lab 4 July 6, 2010 Flexibility: 1.) The trunk lift measures trunk extensor strength and flexibility. It is a good test to see how flexibable a persons’ back is. This test requires the participant to arch the back slowly and not to strain otherwise it can cause compression of the discs in the back. The back-saver sit and reach measures flexibility of the lower back/hamstring. It is a good test to allow assessment of hamstring flexibility. There are no cons to this test other than you need the adequate sit and reach box to test with. The shoulder stretch measures upper body flexibility. It is very easy and is a yes or no answer. An advantage is that no equipment is necessary. There are no cons. The v-sit reach test is similar to the sit and reach test in that it is a better measure of hamstring flexibility than of lower back flexibility. It, like the sit and reach test and the back-saver sit and reach, measures lower back and hamstring flexibility. No box is needed to measure, unlike the back-saver sit and reach test that needs a box
Background image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
to measure flexibility. Trunk flexion is the measure of trunk flexion. The materials are inexpensive, and easy to find. There are no cons to this test. The chair sit and reach measures lower body flexibility. It is mainly used for the senior citizen. The scratch test measures the overlap of hands in the shoulder stretch. It is the same as the shoulder stretch except for the yes and no answer. It is a numerical value and measures upper body flexibility. 2.) For the trunk lift I scored 12 inches, which is the desirable standard. For the back-saver sit and reach I scored a 19.5 inches for my right leg and 18.3 inches for my left leg, which is above the standard of 12 inches. On the shoulder stretch I scored a yes to both the right and left sides, which is the standard. On the v-sit and reach I scored 7.3 inches, which is above the national award standard of 4.5 inches and the health fitness award of 3 inches, but below the presidential award of 8 inches. On the sit and reach test
Background image of page 2
Image of page 3
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

This note was uploaded on 12/12/2010 for the course KIN 3502 taught by Professor Porter during the Summer '08 term at LSU.

Page1 / 8

Lab4 - E mily Prestridge K in 3502 Lab 4 July 6, 2010...

This preview shows document pages 1 - 3. Sign up to view the full document.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ask a homework question - tutors are online