Do you need to be more flexible? How flexible are you? What are your flexibility targets? Its interesting ploughing through the flexibility lecture 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