Candidates will be required to stretch the major muscle groups and torso before performing this test. Candidates will remove their shoes and sit down with their legs fully extended and the soles of their feet placed flat against the trunk flexometer. The candidate will place one hand on top of the other and extend their arms forward as far as possible along the measuring scale.
The candidate will perform three trials. On the third trial, the candidate will hold the position for at least one second to determine maximum trunk flexion. Trunk flexibility will be measured in centimeters and rated on a 5 point scale relative to the candidate’s gender and age. The candidate is allowed one violation before the test is terminated.
Violations on this test include:
- Bending at the knees.
- Holding the knees down.