bends down -> MinD

bend down -> minimum distance

Equipment needed: step, chair or box, short tape measure

Goal and measurement

The goal is to test the flexibility of the core and legs both forward and to the sides. The result you record is the distance between your fingertips and the floor. If you can reach below your feet, enter a negative value with a minus sign (-).


Stand calm and relaxed.


forward bend down

Bend down straight forward as low as possible, try to reach your toes with your fingertips. If you can reach below your toes, stand on an object to measure the distance you can reach below your feet. Keep your legs straight.

side bend down
Bend down to your left side and then your right side toward the floor. Do your best to keep your torso, arms, and legs all in the same plane.

No flexion support massages may be performed before the exercise.