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Offline ClemFandango

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Flexibility
« on: February 02, 2018, 18:15:27 »
Hi,

This is my first post. I did what I hope was a thorough search on this site and the web in general but I was unable to find a clear answer.

On this page http://www.forces.gc.ca/en/about-policies-standards-medical-occupations/assessing-cf-medical-fitness.page it mentions flexibility as a core attribute of physical fitness but I am unclear as to whether it is tested in the medical exam and, if it is, what specifically is tested.

I have my medical in less than three weeks and, as I am not very flexible, I want to focus on improving the areas that will be tested. I aim to improve my flexibility in general but in the short term I would like to know if I should work on anything in particular before the medical.

Thanks in advance.
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Re: Flexibility
« Reply #1 on: February 02, 2018, 22:40:51 »
I (and many others) tested flexibility by getting people to touch their toes from a standing position, do a few duck walks and pushups to check the major joints out.  The muscoskeletal exam has a few others as well, done depending on person doing them and any past issues with the applicant.

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Re: Flexibility
« Reply #2 on: February 03, 2018, 15:46:16 »
Thanks, medicineman! That's very helpful.
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Re: Flexibility
« Reply #3 on: February 03, 2018, 16:39:48 »
The CF standard of flexibility is somewhat less than that of a fourteen-year-old Romanian Olympic gymnast, so don't worry too much.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6cfaNA2_vZY

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Re: Flexibility
« Reply #4 on: February 03, 2018, 17:46:57 »
The CF standard of flexibility is somewhat less than that of a fourteen-year-old Romanian Olympic gymnast, so don't worry too much.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6cfaNA2_vZY

As an anecdotal aside I was not able to touch my toes and I passed 😂 if I had to do more -_- lol

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Re: Flexibility
« Reply #5 on: February 23, 2018, 16:15:31 »
Yep. Pretty much just had to touch my toes which I did...though my knees were quite bent. It didn't seem to be an issue.
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