Test 1: Toe touch. Stand with your feet together, knees locked. Hinge forward and reach for the floor. Your goal is to touch the floor with your fingers or at least be 2 inches short of it.
Pass: You touch the floor with your fingertips.
Fail: You don't, or feel pain while bending.
1. Foam roll your glutes and hamstrings for approximately 30-45 seconds each side. Spend 15-20 seconds on the sore areas and repeat three times.
2. Do a forearm plank; shift to a left-
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