On Point – Be More Flexible
The sit-and-reach test is not dead. It is still a legitimate measure of hamstring and lower-back flexibility, and a stretch that should be included regularly in your program (preferably post workout). That said, to get the most out of this callisthenic, here is an easy tip: Point your toes. When feet are pointed (ties facing forward, not toward the ceiling), more muscles are activated to a greater degree than when the feet are flexed. A pretty simple fix, and one we all wish we knew about.