Flexibility Standards

Do you need to be more flexible?  How flexible are you? What are your flexibility targets? It’s interesting ploughing through the flexibility literature looking for effective and reliable flexibility standards.

These  following two photos are from the  Men’s Gymnastics Coaching Manual and they give an “interesting” guide as to the possible  levels of flexibility that would be gymnasts may need. Im not sure to what extent it should guide normal people, but, it’s an interesting, if depressing, place to start answering the question of ” how flexible” do you need to be.

Tom Kurz suggests this reference chart in his famous book  Stretching Scientifically: A Guide to Flexibility Training

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