Friday, December 3, 2010
Each student will receive a worksheet that has the criteria for the assessment. The worksheet covers the critical components of the test, and lists the passing scores for specific grade levels. As long as students show up to class prepared, and participate in the assessment, they will receive credit. Students who meet the desired score will receive extra credit. The results will simply be recorded as Satisfactory or Needs Improvement. For the guys in our class a healthy level would be over 8 inches on each leg. For the ladies in our class a healthy level would be over 12 inches. Below I will place a copy of the assessment form the students will recieve the day of the test.
Back-Saver Sitand Reach
The back-saver sit and reach is very similar to the traditional sit and reach except that the measurement is performed on one side at a time. By testing one leg at a time a determination can be made of any asymmetry in hamstring flexibility, and hyper-extension of both knees is avoided. The sit and reach measures predominantly the flexibility of the hamstring muscles. Normal hamstring flexibility allows rotation of the pelvis in forward bending movements and posterior tilting of the pelvis for proper sitting. The back-saver sit and reach has been shown to provide extremely consistent scores when administered under standardized conditions. The back-saver sit and reach has also been shown to be a reasonably accurate measure of hamstring flexibility. When compared with criterion measures of hamstring flexibility, the correlations for both right and left legs have been moderate to high. Conversely, the back-saver sit and reach has been shown to correlate poorly with criterion tests of low back flexibility. Therefore, the back-saver sit and reach cannot be considered a valid measure of low back flexibility and should not be interpreted as such.
To be able to reach the specified distance on the right and left sides of the body.
Right Leg ________________
Left Leg _________________
How do we improve our score on this test?
What Category Did You fall in?