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Active Straight Leg Raise

The active straight leg raise (ASLR) evaluates posterior chain mobility including the hamstrings and calves, as well as neural tension. Begin by lying on your back with legs outstretched. Keeping both legs as straight as possible and the toes pulled back, slowly raise one leg into the air ensuring the opposite stays in contact with the ground.

The point at which the knee or ankle begins to bend the test is stopped. A benchmark to work toward is 70 degrees or more relative to the ground before limitation.

This test is important in the context of recreational activities including a variety of athletics, weight or powerlifting, and daily activities like bending to the floor. How did you perform?

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